Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) 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)
Bloom Color: Pink blend (pb)
Bloom Shape: Double Cupped
Flower Fragrance: Slightly Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
Patent Information: Patented
Other Details: Resistant to black spot Resistant to mildew Resistant 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)
Propagation Methods: From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings By grafting By budding
On May 24, 2010, SusieR from Springfield, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
I have these up both sides of my driveway and they do beautifully. I have horrid clay soil but these guys do really well. I have about 12 of them and did have two go back to graft and one became sterile (after 15+ years) so I dug them out and am in the process of replacing them. I do deadhead them and will be doing a soak with straight Merit this year to keep the Jap Beetles away. GREAT rose!!!
On Sep 7, 2007, windbalm from Philipsburg, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:
This rose has done very well for me in north central PA. This year (2007) we had a seriously frigid winter followed by an icy cold spring and then a summer drought - which adversely affected a number of my other roses and perennials, but Carefree Wonder has performed beautifully. Even the (blankety-blank) horde of Japanese beetles couldn't keep up with the blooms.
Purchased bare-root from Park Wholesale's fabulous end-of-spring-season sale in 2006. Planted facing East, protected from the Westerly winds. Fertilized with horse manure and loosely mulched.