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Low-Maintenance Landscape Roses

These diverse plantings will deliver long-lasting, disease-resistant blooms requiring minimal care. Opt for sprawling groundcover, large upright growers for hedges, or smaller upright growers for pots and container gardens. Available in countless color variations, one of these low-maintenance varieties will fit right in your landscape.

Caring for Your Shrub Roses

You're not completely off the hook: these are low-maintenance blooms—not no-maintenance blooms! They'll thrive with routine watering (twice a week), some fertilizing (once a month), and a bit of pruning. Larger varieties may require additional training and pruning, depending on how much space you have in your garden and your landscape design. Make time for pruning wilted flowers to ensure ongoing blooms throughout the season.

'Sunsprite'

Photo by Stan Shebs

Deep yellow, fragrant cupped blooms. Reaches about 24 to 36 inches. Blooms early summer to frost with moderate to fast growth habit. Best for covering large areas. Black spot, rust, and mildew resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 5-10.

'Iceberg'

Photo by Courtesy <a href="http://www.mooseyscountrygarden.com/" target="_blank">Moosey's Country Garden</a>

Large white, semi-double blooms with glossy dark green foliage. Reaches about 3 to 5 feet. Blooms late spring to frost. Mildew and rust resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 5-10.

'The Fairy'

Photo by Florian Moeckel

Light pink, slightly fragrant blooms with glossy dark green foliage. Reaches about 24 to 36 inches. Blooms early summer to frost with moderate to fast growth habit. Shade tolerant. Black spot, rust, and mildew resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9.

'Knock Out' (Rainbow)

Photo by John and Louise Clements, Heirloom Roses

Apricot blend, single blooms. Reaches about 24 to 36 inches. Blooms late spring to frost. Disease resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9. Available from Heirloom Roses

'Carefree Beauty'

Photo by Bob Bauer

Light/medium pink double blooms. Reaches about 3 to 5 feet. Blooms late spring to frost. Black spot and mildew resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 4-10. Available from Heirloom Roses

'Playboy'

Photo by John and Louise Clements, Heirloom Roses

Orange-copper and gold semi-double, clustered blooms with dark, glossy foliage. Reaches about 36 to 48 inches. Blooms late spring to frost. Disease resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 5-10. Available from Heirloom Roses

Morden 'Blush'

Photo by John and Louise Clements, Heirloom Roses

Ivory and blush pointed double blooms. Reaches about 24 to 48 inches. Blooms late spring to frost. Black spot, rust, and mildew resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9. Available from Heirloom Roses

'Flower Carpet'

Photo by Courtesy <a href="http://www.mooseyscountrygarden.com/" target="_blank">Moosey's Country Garden</a>

Deep pink semi-double, fragrant blooms. Reaches about 24 to 36 inches. Blooms late spring to frost. Black spot resistant and very thorny. USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9. Also available with red, yellow, and white blooms.

'Home Run'

Photo by John and Louise Clements, Heirloom Roses

Flame-red descendant of 'Knock Out'. Reaches about 36 to 42 inches. Blooms late spring to frost. Black spot, mildew, and rust resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 5-10. Available from Heirloom Roses

'Sally Holmes'

Photo by Courtesy <a href="http://www.mooseyscountrygarden.com/" target="_blank">Moosey's Country Garden</a>

White, single, semi-double blooms. Reaches about 6 to 8 feet. Blooms late spring to frost. Black spot, mildew, and rust resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 5-10.

'Betty Prior'

Photo by Polaris

Small medium pink blooms with dark green foliage. Reaches about 24 to 48 inches. Blooms late spring to frost. Black spot, rust, and mildew resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 4-10. Available from Heirloom Roses

'Paprika'

Photo by Courtesy <a href="http://pwcertified.com/ce_main.cfm?certifiedhome" target="_blank">Proven Winners</a>

Bright orange that fades to coral with yellow center, and glossy green foliage. Reaches about 12 to 36 inches. Blooms early summer to frost with moderate to fast growth habit. Black spot and mildew resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9. Available from Proven Winners

'Fragrant Spreader'

Photo by Courtesy <a href="http://pwcertified.com/ce_main.cfm?certifiedhome" target="_blank">Proven Winners</a>

Intense pinks that fade to white. Reaches about 12 to 24 inches. Blooms early summer to frost with moderate to fast growth habit. Best for covering large areas. Black spot and mildew resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9. Available from Proven Winners

'Carpet of Color'

Photo by John and Louise Clements, Heirloom Roses

Blended red, semi-double blooms. Reaches about 12 to 24 inches. Blooms early summer to frost. Disease resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 5-10. Available from Heirloom Roses