Roses Made Easy
Why shrub roses?
Shrub roses are disease-resistant, winter-hardy and generally less fussy than traditional roses. New varieties are more compact and better suited to landscaping than older varieties, which typically grow 6 feet tall or higher.
"Shrub roses fit into a trend of how we're using roses in a perennial garden," says Steve Hutton, president of Conard-Pyle, the company that introduced Knock Out, one of the world's best-selling shrub roses. "They're plants that flower a lot and are low-maintenance."
Pictured, clockwise from left starting with dark red rose: Last Tango (red), Pink Knock Out, Tahitian Moon (yellow), Fiesta (bicolor), Last Tango (red), Kiss Me (large peach-pink) and Snowdrift (white)