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Rosa 'Carefree Celebration'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Carefree Celebration
Additional cultivar information: (aka RADral)
Hybridized by Radler; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:
Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Susceptible to black spot
Susceptible to mildew
Susceptible to rust

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral DaylilySLP On Mar 5, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:


Positive coriaceous On May 27, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Beautiful flowers, the color is hard to describe or to capture in photos. They open a coral-orange, clear but not shrill, then fade to a softer lighter cooler pink/apricot. Looks as if the petals have a yellow base overlaid with varying amounts of pink. The color variation is harmonious and adds interest.

Flowers are small (2 1/2") but profusely borne. The double cupped flower form is attractive and holds well.

Moderately fragrant.

My plant arrived with powdery mildew. It remains to be seen if this is temporary.

This cultivar has the high blackspot resistance of all Radler-bred roses.

Positive Otkon On Apr 5, 2013, Otkon from Columbus, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a very hardy rose that can grow very quickly into quite a large bush. It typically produces four different-colored roses (an off-white, light pink, darker pink and an orange-y coral). The blooms cluster into beautiful bouquets naturally. I have to hard-prune mine twice a season because it can get unwieldy. But it thrives on. It is fungus-resistant but does attract sawflies. The scent is honey sweet.

Positive Sandwichkatexan On Apr 2, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

This is my absolute favorite of all bill radlers roses ! It blooms in my favorite hue of burnt orange its first flush , Then as the summer heat progresses the blooms flush a lovely apricot color .

Positive vossner On Mar 22, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridized by Bill Radler of Knockout fame. Carefree Celebration is a coral color, floriferous.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Leandro, California
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Echo, Louisiana
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Chaska, Minnesota
Kasota, Minnesota
Lincoln, Nebraska
Bronx, New York
Brooklyn, New York
Durham, North Carolina
Columbus, Ohio
Winchester, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
Providence, Rhode Island
Copperas Cove, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Lubbock, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Tyler, Texas

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