PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Carefree Beauty')

Alternative cultivar names:
'Carefree Beauty'
'BUCbi'
'Audace'
'Katy Road Pink'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Light pink
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Excellent
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Dr. Griffith J. Buck, 1977
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 and warmer
Awards: Earth-Kind Rose

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: (Applejack x unnamed seedling) x Prairie Princess
Child plants: 13 child plants

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The Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP MembersThe Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP Members
By dave on February 1, 2014

You have surely wondered which of the thousands of rose cultivars are the most popular. Well, wonder no more! Here is the list of the 25 most popular roses grown by the members of All Things Plants.

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Location: Western KentuckyDate: 2010-05-18In the early morning mist
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Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IADate: 2012-10-20
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Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IA
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Location:  Jardin Botanique de MontrealDate: 2014-06-21Photo courtesy of: Nadiatalent
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Location: New York Botanical GardenDate: 2012-05-26Photo courtesy of: Kelvinsong
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Comments:
Posted by porkpal (Richmond, TX) on Sep 29, 2011 7:50 PM

Large colorful hips.

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Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Nov 4, 2011 9:18 PM

Carefree Beauty is the most reliable rose in my garden. It's November and nothing is blooming in Kentucky in November, except this rose. It's the first rose to bloom and the last one to lose its last petal. This rose is full and lush and in the four years I've had it, it has never had a pest or disease problem.

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Posted by LarryR (South Amana, IA - Zone 5a) on Oct 20, 2012 5:53 PM

Carefree Beauty has been growing in our gardens since 1979. It is aptly named, never requiring care except a bit of pruning now and then. The Midwest drought of 2012 didn't faze it. It did not receive any supplementary water. It stopped blooming for a month or so, but started in again as soon as we had some beneficial rains in the fall.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 8:34 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"This Griffith Buck rose was introduced in 1977. It was through a plant exchange with Conard Pyle Nurseries in 2001 that we discovered our favorite found rose "Katy Road Pink" was in fact 'Carefree Beauty.' Forming an open, but extremely graceful bush, 'Carefree Beauty' appears to have few insect or disease problems and is not particular about soil or growing conditions. It is free blooming, probably one of the most floriferous pink roses that we grow, with new buds appearing all the time. Large hips are a nice treat!"

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