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'Carefree Spirit' rose Description
'Carefree Spirit' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Woodbury, Celeste
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium red.
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 2007). Bred by Jacques Mouchotte (France, 2007).
Introduced in United States by The Conard-Pyle Co. in 2009 as 'Carefree Spirit'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Red, white center.  Deep Cherry Red with white eye, with white reverse suffused with deep cherry pink. Finishes deep pink in heat.  None to mild fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, mounded.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, garden or landscape.  Very hardy.  very vigorous.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 20,175  on  7 Jul 2009   VIEW USPTO PATENT

A new and distinct variety of Shrub Rose plant is provided that abundantly
forms attractive small single cup-shaped blossoms that are bright red
with a light pink center on the upper surface. A bushy and compact growth
habit is displayed and the foliage is semi-glossy. The disease tolerance
is very good particularly with respect to Black Spot and Oidium. The
plant is well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in the
landscape, such as in parks and gardens.



Inventors:
Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
Assignee:

CP Delaware, Inc.
(Wilmington,
DE)


Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
Chromosome count by David Zlesak. July 17 2009.