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Carefree Beauty
Rosa ‘BUCbi’

Family: Rosaceae

Preferred Habitat: grown in average, medium-wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade, forms dense thickets

Range: no native range

Height: up to 2 meters (6 feet)

Leaves: compound, alternate, with 5-7 or rarely 9 leaflets, leaflets are elliptic to obovate, 5 cm long, coarsely toothed, dull blue green, rounded base and wedge-shaped apex

Flowers: ovoid buds; long poined; clusters of semi-double, loosely formed blooms on leng stems summer to fall; occurring with 20 petals

Fruit: bright red 1 cm ellipsoidal occurring from late July into winter

Location spotted: Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Extra information: this species has good disease resistance, which is how this species was named