Carefree Delight (Rosa MEIpotal 'Carefree Delight')-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Carefree Delight
Rosa MEIpotal 'Carefree Delight'

Shrub rose with dark green foliage and single-petal pink blooms. Blooms are 2-3 inches wide (petal count 5-10) held in large clusters. Slight fragrance. Recurrent bloomer with red fruits in the fall.  
Full sun and well-drained soil. Prune by the renewal methods removing about one-third of the oldest canes in the spring to the soil line as needed to keep an open shrub and maintain new cane production. Prune the stem back to a branch angle (a process called heading back) as needed to reduce width and height. 
Mature Height
2-3 Feet (Width 3 feet - 5 feet)
USDA Hardiness Zone
5 - 10 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
June - October
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Insect Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Excellent disease resistance to blackspot and mildew. Watch for Japanese beetle, aphids, cane borer, and rose midge.
Additional Notes
Makes a good ground cover rose because of its wide growth habit.  Good for borders.


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