Shrub roses are some of the easiest to grow and have the same beautiful attributes of classic roses—but without all the fuss.
Rosa 'The Dark Lady' bears large, crinkled blooms that blend shades of red and violet and unfurl on a plant that spreads slightly and grows to 4 feet tall and wide.
Roses are fairly low maintenance. They perform best in full sun. This produces the largest and biggest number of blossoms while preventing any foliar diseases. However, roses do well in part sun, particularly in warmer climates where sheltered afternoon sun keeps them cool during the heat of the day and also helps create the most intense fragrance.
Roses require well-drained soil to thrive. Because some types rebloom and grow vigorously, make sure to amend the soil with rich, well-aged compost and add fertilizer
Roses benefit from regular pruning to keep them looking their best while encouraging healthy flowers. Prune in late winter, just before new growth emerges. A general rule is to prune back your rose back by about one-third of the total height to maintain its current size and shape.
Uneven soil moisture and drought encourages fungal diseases, so remove any dead or dying branches. Pruning also helps with air circulation around plant, which can prevent powdery mildew and black spot fungus.