An exceptional rose was discovered near Katy, Texas, and temporarily named the Katy Road Pink. It turned out to be the Griffin Buck rose introduced in 1977, called Carefree Beauty.
This moderately thorny, but very graceful bush can be a nice hedge. The large, semi-open pink flowers bloom continuously from spring to frost. It’s hardy in zones 4 to 9.
It was designated as an Earth Kind rose by a tough Texas A&M research program to find roses that are pest-resistant, drought-tolerant, and no-fuss repeat bloomers. These roses never need commercial fertilizers or pesticides. Organic mulches are encouraged.