A wide variety of rose bushes are available that can enhance your landscaping efforts and add beauty to your lawn. Shrub roses have added benefits, including the ability to grow in multiple climates, disease resistance, low maintenance and a long growth season.
Knock Out Rose
The Knock Out rose bush was created by Wisconsin botanist William Radler. It is a shrub rose bush that is disease resistant and will grow to 3 to 4 feet high and wide. They bloom every five to six weeks into late fall. The roses need little special care and because they are a self-cleaning variety, there is no need to deadhead -- that is, remove the dead blooms -- from the shrubs at the end of the growing season. The Knock Out rose can grow in any part of the United States, though winter protection may be required in colder climates.
Lady Elsie Mae
The Lady Elsie Mae is a medium-sized shrub rose bush that has coral-coloured flowers during the summer that last into fall. It's a good rose bush for container gardens because it can start its own roots. The stems typically grow between 12 and 20 inches and the leaves are a waxed dark green. The bush is disease resistant and hardy enough to withstand most climates, though it may need winter protection in colder areas. The Lady Elsie Mae rose has a mild fragrance.
With light-pink large flowers, the Pink Promise is a hybrid tea rose. It is also the official rose of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The blooms have a fruit scent and the bushes can grow as high as 5 feet.
Heaven on Earth
Ideal for mixed plantings, the Heaven on Earth rose bush has flowers that are similar to peonies. They bloom in shades of both pink and apricot and give off a spicy fragrance. The leaves are a dark green. This bush is disease resistant and can grow in height between 3 and 4 feet.