Shrub Rose 'Carefree Celebration'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Carefree Celebration
Additional cultivar information:(PP19803, aka RADral)
Hybridized by Radler
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers


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

Tyrone, Pennsylvania

Providence, Rhode Island

Copperas Cove, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Tyler, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 4, 2016, jim1961 from Tyrone, PA wrote:

Great rose bush! Blooms a lot and is very disease resistant here in Central Pa...


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



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.


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.


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 .


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.