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Carefree Delight - Ground Cover Rose

Carefree Delight

Ground Cover. Bred by Meilland in France in 1993.
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Use:
 
Landscape Shrub, Bed, Bo
Color:
 
Pale Pink
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Small (1-2 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 10
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments It is a machine for producing smallish single pink flowers through most of the season. Individually and in clusters they are unremarkable. And, in fact, in a great bed by themselves it would be boring. But I have seen Carefree Delight planted with Iceberg in a municipal garden and it was delightful. Set in this context, red hybrid tea roses almost begin to make sense. It's so easy to grow that it's among the roses one can find in plant catalogues crammed full of nothing but rampant, easy-care plants and only two or three roses.