Easy Roses

Add low-maintenance color and elegance to your landscape with these disease-resistant beauties.

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Easy Does It

Judged the best rose of 2010 by All-America Rose Selections, this vigorous, disease-resistant floribunda produces double, ruffled blooms in a blend of peach and light coral. Mature height is about 5 feet. Plant in full sun. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9

Flower Carpet Amber

Like the rest of the roses in the Flower Carpet series, 'Amber' blooms repeatedly from late spring till first frost, but the best feature of this low-maintenance rose is its delightful mixture of peach, yellow, orange, apricot, gold and, yes, amber.

Knock Out Pink Double

Like others in the Knock Out series, Pink Double is a disease-resistant, heat-tolerant plant that blooms on and off from spring to the first hard frost of fall. The bubblegum-pink blooms have a modest fragrance. Plant in a sunny location in well-drained soil. Knock Out roses don't need deadheading since they're self-cleaning. Once a year, in early spring after the last hard frost, cut back to about 2 feet tall. USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9

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Carefree Spirit

This highly disease-resistant shrub rose has excelled in the fungicide-free trial gardens of All-America Rose Selections. A descendant of the popular 'Carefree Delight', this version of the Carefree series blooms repeatedly from late spring to late summer, producing clusters of small, single, cherry-red blooms that finish a dark pink. There's little to no fragrance. Plant in full sun and expect a mature height of 5 feet. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9

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Pink Promise

A disease-resistant hybrid tea with large, fragrant blooms and long stems ideal for cutting, this rose was an AARS winner in 2009. Plant in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. Mature height is 5 feet. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9

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Cinco de Mayo

Another AARS winner, this disease-resistant floribunda produces multi-colored clusters of reddish orange and rosy lavender. The flowers carry a moderate fresh-apple fragrance. This rounded plant reaches a mature height of up to 5 feet tall. Plant in full sun with average to evenly moist soil. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9

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