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'Carefree Delight' rose Description
'Carefree Delight' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
49 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Pink blend Shrub.
Registration name: MEIpotal
Exhibition name: Carefree Delight
Origin:
Bred by Jacques Mouchotte (France, before 1991).
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 1991 as 'Bingo Meidiland'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1994 as 'Bingo Meidiland'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Pink blend, white center.  None / no fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy.  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 28" to 3' (70 to 90 cm).  Width of 39" to 5' (100 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, garden, ground cover or landscape.  Hardy.  vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 8,841  on  19 Jul 1994   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  10 Sep 1993
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
[From Sixth Annual Goulding Memorial Lecture, Newsletter of the Societe des roses du Quebec Rose Society, December 2000 / February 2001, p. 13-15:] Jacques Mouchotte, Research Director, Meilland Group... In 1978, M. Mouchotte was promoted in charge of Meilland's Hybrid Tea, Floribunda and Climbing rose breeding programs. Some of his better known varieties are 'Bonica', 'Debut', 'Carefree Wonder', and 'Carefree Delight'. His more recent achievement has been hybridizing the beautiful Romantica Series of roses which is receiving world-wide acclaim.