Shrub roses are a diverse group of roses that are beloved for their easy care, disease resistance, and repeat blooming. These roses are known for their rounded growth habit, which can range from compact and tidy to large and sprawling. Shrub roses can produce flowers in a wide range of colors and forms, from single to fully double blooms. They are also valued for their ability to thrive in a variety of growing conditions, including hot and dry climates.
Many of the most popular modern shrub roses have been bred by well-known rose breeders such as David Austin, Kordes, and Meilland. These roses often have excellent disease resistance and are bred to be low-maintenance and hardy. Some popular cultivars of shrub roses include ‘The Fairy’, ‘Carefree Wonder’, ‘Knock Out’, and ‘Bonica’.