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'Carefree Wonder' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 44-950
most recent 19 MAY 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 19 MAY 10 by Anne M
Northwestern Ontario, Canada, USDA Z2
This rose does extremely well in my garden with no winter protection. It blooms constantly but I find that it doesn't like being dry - seems to need consistent watering.
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Discussion id : 27-755
most recent 2 MAY 09 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 JUN 08 by CarolynB
Can anyone tell me whether Carefree Wonder can handle a somewhat lower light setting, specifically a few hours full sun plus a few hours dappled sun per day? Will it still bloom profusely in that setting? This would be in zone 9, in case that makes a difference. Thanks.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 2 MAY 09 by MaryG
Liz Druit (in her book "The Organic Rose Garden") lists this rose as having good shade tolerance, as well as two out of three stars for fragrance.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 2 MAY 09 by CarolynB
Thank you for your reply.
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Discussion id : 27-861
most recent 29 JUN 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 29 JUN 08 by CarolynB
My Carefree Wonder is still young, as I got it by mail order last autumn, and still have it in a 1-gallon pot. But I love the color of the flowers so far. I'm always looking for flowers that add a bright, cheerful color to the yard, without being overly dark or intense, nor too pale. My Carefree Wonder has a bright medium pink color that almost seems to glow, yet without being too intense. I can't wait to see how it looks when it gets bigger.
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Discussion id : 2-446
most recent 1 APR 04 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
How do you care for this rose? Any special care required?
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 20 JUN 03 by The Old Rosarian
Carefree Wonder is a hardy shrub rose and doesn't require any extra care.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
Nothing special required. I've had it in MAssachusetts for 6-7 years, and it gets better every year. Bigger, bushier, stronger, explosive large flowers, no scent. I have ordered more from Roasarie at Bayfield and been disappointed with what they sent. Be sure to get the "shrub" version. For care, I fertilize a once or twice in the spring. Its pretty disease resistent, tho will draw aphids. Lots of water, naturally.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
I agree, this is a great rose. I have one growing in southern California for 5 years. It hasn't gotten too large, which can be a problem in our climate, and even though it is now shaded more than I would like, it continues to pump out blooms. The beautiful pink flowers change color as they age. It is very disease resistant too.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 1 APR 04 by Unregistered Guest
when is the best time to prune?
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