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ROSA (CAREFREE BEAUTY™)

Image of Rosa 'Bucbi' (CAREFREE BEAUTY™) PP4225

James H. Schutte

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ROSA 'Bucbi'(CAREFREE BEAUTY™) PP4225

Plant Common Name

Carefree Beauty™ Shrub Rose, Shrub Rose

General Description

The pink-flowered shrub rose Carefree Beauty™ is a patented selection that boasts large fragrant flowers and a vigorous shrubby habit. It was bred by Griffith J. Buck at the Iowa State University Research Foundation in Ames, Iowa and is the product of a cross between an unknown seedling and Rosa 'Prairie Princess.' It is an older variety that was first introduced in 1977.

This hardy rose is a woody deciduous shrub with stems lined with sharp woody thorns. It has a bushy habit, compound leaves that are glossy and dark to medium green and is everblooming. Its loose fully double (~20 petals) flowers are large, pink and have a fruity fragrance.

Roses prefer full to partial sun, moderate temperatures and perfectly drained, slightly acid soil with average to good fertility. They grow best in places with slightly dry climates, because such climates disfavor the fungal diseases that plague them. For this reason, it is important to maintain good airflow within and between planted roses through good planting and pruning practices which will dissuade fungal attacks. Roses are rife with pest and disease problems. In fact, there are many common pests and diseases that can harm them. Fortunately, new cultivars are bred to be disease resistant. Carefree Beauty™ is tolerant of blackspot and powdery mildew.

Shrub roses are a landscape must. They are perfect for sunny foundations, mixed borders and hedges. Especially pretty floriferous cultivars like Carefree Beauty™.

Characteristics

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m

  • Width

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No