Rose: Carefree Wonder
Date of Introduction: 1990
Parentage: (‘Prairie Princess’ x ‘Nirvana’) x (‘Eyepaint’ x ‘Rustica’}
Hybridizer: Meilland, France
This compact, repeat flowering shrub rose bears a profusion of double pink blooms with white reverse. At the first flush in early June, the plant is covered with blooms. The pink bloom is medium size, has 26 petals and has a slight fragrance. It has a white center with yellow stamens. They come singly or in clusters followed by dull red hips. The leaves are small, glossy, deep green and resistant to disease. The plant is low growing reaching a height of 3 ft. It can bloom continuously until winter. I had two plants in my previous garden, both planted at either side of the parterre. Carefree Wonder is an All-America Rose Selection in 1991.
Tip #16 – Focus on solution – some people always look for problem in any situation. Do the opposite.
Until Next time. Stop and Smell the Roses