How 'carefree' is Carefree Wonder?

LamKinsJanuary 10, 2005

I'm just wondering if anyone in the hot/humid south grows this rose and just how carefree it truly is? I fell madly in love with it last week.

All I ever do for my roses is fertilize with manure and will spray with a weak vinegar/water solution. I used this solution last year and was very pleased with the results...it stopped blackspot and powdery mildew dead in it's tracks. My point is would this rose do ok with this regimen?

Any feedback on this rose appreciated including how much sun it's in.

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Field

It pretty good, but not as good as Carefree Beauty (also sold as Katy Road Pink), the rose the Meilland folks were trying to duplicate when they developed Carefree Wonder.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2005 at 4:23PM
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LamKins

Thanks, Field. I'll probably give her a try.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2005 at 10:49PM
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collinw(7b)

I would definitely agree. 'Carefree Beauty' is very easy to grow, and is completely BS free in humid zone 7b. Would highly recommend it. Will even do well in some shade.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2005 at 5:19PM
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roselover_sincere(5)

My Carefree Wonder got blackspot every year and defoliated -- I just took it out. I never tried the vinegar solution, however.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2006 at 7:35PM
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matt_in_mi(5)

Thats good to hear as I just planted an own-root Buck Carefree Beauty last week. Hoping its as trouble free as they say. Fingers crossed.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2006 at 1:54PM
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