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Shrub Rose 'Carefree Sunshine'

Rosa

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Carefree Sunshine
Additional cultivar information:(PP13063, aka RADsun)
Hybridized by Radler
Registered or introduced: 2001
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Class:

Shrub

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Medium yellow (my)

Bloom Shape:

Semi-double

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Patented

Other Details:

Susceptible to mildew

Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Forsyth, Georgia

Hampton, Illinois

Wichita, Kansas

Stephenson, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Natchez, Mississippi

Poplarville, Mississippi

Hillsborough, North Carolina

Brookings, South Dakota

Germantown, Tennessee

Richmond, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

Lanexa, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 25, 2017, clanross from Lanexa, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I grew this rose in southern Mississippi and was pleased with it. It is a lovely, cheerful shade of yellow -- not too pale, not too harsh. Nice fragrance too. The bees loved it. Almost everything in the super-humid climate got a touch of something, but this rose did noticeably well. I have since moved to Virginia and look forward to growing a disease-resistant, repeat-blooming yellow with my Old Garden pinks, whites and purples where all my roses have far less disease thus far. :)

Positive

On Feb 10, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

After coveting this rose for nearly 2 years, I finally got it and it is everything I dreamed it would be.

Neutral

On May 16, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I like the blooms on this rose, but it got powdery mildew in my garden last season.

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