'Carefree Spirit' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
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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.
Medium, bushy, mounded. Glossy, dark green foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets.
Height: up to 5' (up to 150cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Can be used for beds and borders, garden or landscape. Very hardy. very vigorous.
United States - Patent No: PP 20,175 on 7 Jul 2009 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/213,555 on 20 Jun 2008
Inventors: Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the product of the cross of the `Kormax` variety (non-patented in the United States) and an unnamed seedling (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the product of the cross of the `Meipoque` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 5,956) and the `Korimro` variety (non-patented in the United States).
Chromosome count by David Zlesak. July 17 2009.