I need help identifying a rose.

(Question)

I’ve just moved and am just getting familiar with the garden. In one corner a rose bush has been blooming for a couple of weeks. The flowers have only five petals and the centres are white. I’ve got a photo attached below.

(Answer)

The plant in question appears to be Carefree Spirit landscape rose, also known as ‘Meizmea’. Carefree Spirit is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth that will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet.The clustered blossoms are a cherry red with white centers and flowers  from late spring to late summer. The red eventually fades to pink, in the sun. The flowers are excellent for cutting. This shrub has dark green foliage throughout the season and the glossy oval compound leaves turn yellow in the fall.

This rose should only be grown in full sun. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, however it will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and  is totally resistant to mildew and rust.

 This rose will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter/early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed.
The following link provides additional information on this variety of rose: click here
I hope that you continue to enjoy this beautiful plant!