Rosa x 'Carefree Sunshine™'

Shrub Rose

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune in spring when new shoots are beginning to grow.  Carefree roses are self-cleaning and will repeat bloom cycles.  To encourage these bloom cycles deadheading can be done to promote new buds.  Rose hips are few and do not trigger the plant to stop producing flowers.

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Constantly reblooming, this shrub rose will vigorously perform with limited maintenance and resistance to diseases.

  • Brilliant yellow flowers that bloom and rebloom all summer
  • Single flowers in clusters
  • Orange hips in the fall

Ideal for use as a low hedge, in containers by the patio or anywhere in a sunny location in the landscape.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Zone: 4-9
Color: Yellow

Interesting Notes about Shrub Rose:

Shrub roses are popular for both their beauty and because they are easy to grow.  They are also very hardy which is ideal for the northern gardens where hybrid teas and floribundas are risky to grow.  The flowers are either single, semi-double or double and the fragrance varies per variety.  Rose hips on the shrub roses are almost as beautiful as the flowers themselves and will vary in size and color.  The shrub rose is more rugged and will withstand drought as long as the soil is well-drained and the pH is balanced.  Shrub roses prefer full sun, but will take limited shade.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Attractive fruit
  • Border or Bed
  • Blooms all Season
  • Focal Point
  • Disease Resistant
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Low Maintenance
  • Mass Planting
  • Long Blooming
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Mounding
  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Rose Type:

  • Shrub

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water