Carefree Beauty rose bush is a very winter hardy shrub rose by Griffith Buck. Rose 'Carefree Beauty' was bred to withstand the freezing winters of the American Midwest.
Rosy-pink Carefree Beauty rose fullfills, Dr. Griffith Buck's goals beautifully.
It blooms abundantly starting in midseason.
The flowers are really quite lovely, from their plump buds to their splashy open flowers that perfumes your garden.
'Carefree Beauty' is a very popular shrub rose that produces small clusters of pointed buds that open to a rich rose pink,and carries about four roses per stem. The rose fragrance is light and fruity.
The blooms appear freely on their first flush, with good repeat flowering later on.
The attractive foilage is smooth and olive green, and wonderfully resistant to disease. 'Carefree Beauty' is an upright rose plant that is always covered in flowers.
It's even great used as a hedge rose, if you plant it a bit closer together than you normally would.
Another way to plant 'Carefree Beauty' is to line it up in a row along a drive way.
It's a very welcoming sight to have a row of rose bushes in full bloom greeting you or your guests.
Mature Plant Height: 5 feet to 6 feet.
Bloom Size: 4 to 4.5 inches.
Bloom Time: midseason, repeats well.
Fragrance: strong to moderate perfume.
Year Introduced: 1979.
Hardiness Zones: zones 4-9.
American Rose Society Rating: 8.6.
But the rose is also fine on it's own as a speciment plant.
The orange red rose hips that develop after the flowers, add interest and food for the birds in winter. 'CarefreeBeauty' rose is easily propagated by budding or cuttings.
Carefree Beauty rose becomes a full, substantial bush, so be sure to give it enough room in your garden.
A row of these roses makes an excellent, very tough rose hedge.