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Different Kinds of Roses

Directory of Roses

Carefree Delight
Rosa MEIpotal 'Carefree Delight'

Quick Profile

Full Sun
Mature Height
2 - 3 Feet (Width 3 feet - 5 feet)
USDA Hardiness Zones
5 - 10 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
June - October


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.


Makes a good ground cover rose because of its wide growth habit.  Good for borders.

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