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Carefree Sunshine Rose

Rosa 'Carefree Sunshine'

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Carefree Sunshine Rose (Rosa 'Carefree Sunshine') at Longfellow's Greenhouses

Carefree Sunshine Rose flowers

Carefree Sunshine Rose flowers

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Group/Class:  Shrub Rose

Description:

One of the most delicate yellow roses you can obtain for your garden, this features bright gold buds that open to soft yellow flowers, blooms over a very long season, disease resistant; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Carefree Sunshine Rose is clothed in stunning lightly-scented lemon yellow flowers with orange eyes at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer, which emerge from distinctive gold flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Carefree Sunshine Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Carefree Sunshine Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Carefree Sunshine Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
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Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.

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