Carefree Beauty™

Type: Hardy

Large 5" double blooms of light rose, Bengal pink that are nicely fragrant. The blooms are followed by large, attractive, round orange hips. This continual blooming plant is bushy and well foliaged with leathery dark green leaves. Excellent resistance to both black spot and mildew. Winter hardy in Iowa without protection. Petal count 16-20.

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Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) Audace, "Katy Road Pink"
Specifc ARS Score 8.6
Bloom Type Double, Flat
Breeder Code BUCbi
Characteristics Winter Hardy
Specific Color Light Pink
Country of Origin USA
Fragrance Moderately Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 4 (-30° to -20°), 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°)
Patent # No
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant Yes
Approximate Size 4-5' x 4-5'
Year 1977


Customer Reviews (3)

Perfect for a Shady SpotReview by William
My first year with the Carefree Beauties. Shade tolerant, great color, and a repeat bloomer. Buck Hardy (Pro. Griffin Buck of Iowa State set out many rose varieties in the Iowa Winter, those which survived he propagated for below zero climates). May order a couple more next Spring. (Posted on 9/27/2017)
Shade tolerant beautyReview by Grandma Lynn
This rose was planted by my daughter when she was 14 is now 32 and carefree beauty lives up to its name. Was planted under a pecan tre by her. It has flourished with little care except fertilizer thrown under it . No black spot etc. massive bloom displays in spring. Endures hot Texas heat also. (Posted on 4/29/2017)
garden gemReview by Marva
I have had this rose in my garden for about 25 years. Even without special care the last five years it has bloomed faithfully. The bush is about 6ft.tall and lives in a semi-shade spot now as pine trees have grown up around it. Give it good care until it is well established and it will reward you for many years. The blooms are rich rose pink with good fragrance and loose form:Not for exibition but great for a cottage garden.Has excellent resistance to black spot which is a problem in this area.Purchased another last year and have it in a sunny spot and I have great hopes that it will do well also. (Posted on 1/24/2015)

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