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These Roses Bloom With Minimal Fuss and Care

Roses have long earned the reputation of being plants that require constant maintenance. Yes, some roses are indeed fussier than others - they require regular pruning and frequent use of pesticides or herbicides. But today, you can find countless rose varieties that are really easy to grow. These low-maintenance roses are ideal for beginner gardeners, as they require less care and have great disease resistance. 
Here, we have featured some of the best easy-to-grow rose varieties. These flowers are guaranteed to add a splash of color to your garden. They bloom with minimal fuss and don’t need chemical treatments. All you have to do is ensure that they get good nourishment, along with occasional pruning and organic pest control. If you can do those simple tasks, you too can have a garden thriving with lively roses.

1. Rosa ‘Knockout’

Low Maintenance Rose Varieties, Rosa ‘Knockout’
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‘Knock Out' roses are extremely popular these days - and for good reason! These vigorous rose varieties are known for their incredibly high disease resistance and tolerance to heat and drought. Knock Out roses are also known as “self-cleaning” roses, which means that they don't require much care. They have a very light scent and can grow as tall as 4 feet (1.2 m) tall.
These long bloomers were originally available in bright cherry red, but they are now found in creamy yellow, blush pink and sunset hues too.
Light Needs: Six to eight hours of sun per day.
Soil Requirements: Moist soil with good drainage.

2. Rosa 'Sally Holmes'

Low Maintenance Rose Varieties,  'Sally Holmes'
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This beautiful creamy white climbing rose is both resistant to disease and amazing cut flowers. It can also be grown as a shrub. Another highlight of 'Sally Holmes' is that it’s a repeat bloomer. It produces mildly fragrant and large blossoms. They are nearly thornless and average at about 8-10 feet (3 m) in length.
Light Needs: Full sun.
Soil Requirements: Moist but well-drained.

3. Rosa 'Flower Carpet Scarlet'

Low Maintenance Rose Varieties, 'Flower Carpet Scarlet'
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'Flower Carpet Scarlet' is the perfect rose for a small garden, as it will fill the entire area with its vivid scarlet colors. This low-maintenance groundcover rose is easy to grow and has a natural resistance to leaf diseases that can often plague roses. Moreover, this shrub rose can easily endure heat and humidity.  
'Flower Carpet Scarlet' is perfect for lining the edge of a sidewalk or driveway, and it will also look great in containers and big flowerbeds.
Light Needs: Six hours of full sun
Soil Requirements: Medium moist and well-drained soil

4. Rosa 'Little Mischief'

Low Maintenance Rose Varieties,  'Little Mischief'
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This little beauty grows only 2 feet (0.6 m) tall, but its superbly pink petals with a white center can fill your garden with rich color all season. 'Little Mischief' is great for beginner gardeners and those with a small garden. It is a low-growing shrub rose, making it perfect for containers, hedges, or borders. Furthermore, it produces glossy green foliage that doesn’t get affected by disease throughout the season.
Light Needs: Full sun.
Soil Requirements: Thrives in most soil types, but well-drained soil is ideal.

5. Rosa 'Snowdrift’

Low Maintenance Rose Varieties, 'Snowdrift’
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When it comes to easy-growing roses, 'Snowdrift’ is easily one of the best options. This shrub rose is hardy, disease-resistant, and it has that classic English rose look with its cup-like shape and creamy white blooms. The gorgeous flowers it produces are great for cutting and will look spectacularly graceful on borders and hedges. Another feature of 'Snowdrift’ is that each cluster of blossoms maintains its pure color till the very end. The petals drop off cleanly and without a trace. 
Light Needs: Full sun.
Soil Requirements: Medium moist and well-drained soil.

6. Rosa ‘Roald Dahl’

Low Maintenance Rose Varieties, Roald Dahl’
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Named after the famous children's author, Rosa 'Roald Dahl' is a peach-colored English Musk Hybrid Rose that produces soft orange-red buds with a delightful medium-strength tea scent. This shrub rose can reach heights of about 4 feet (1 m) and is great for beds and borders. Roald Dahl is also a very robust rose. It can mature into a healthy and attractive plant in a short time.
Light Needs: Six hours of direct sun per day.
Soil Requirements: Moist but well-drained.

7. Rosa 'Cecile Brunner'

Low Maintenance Rose Varieties, 'Cecile Brunner'
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'Cecile Brunner' is a mid-sized light pink antique rose that grows to be 10-20 feet (3-6m) tall. It was introduced in the US in 1881 and remains a popular flower even today, primarily because of its soft silvery pink color. This bush rose blooms profusely in the spring and continues to bloom until frost.
While Cecile Brunner is drought-hardy, it does enjoy consistent soil moisture. And like most antique roses, it would be served well with pruning at least twice a year.
Light Needs: Full sun or very partial shade.
Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained soil.

8. Rosa ‘Iceberg’

Low Maintenance Rose Varieties, ‘Iceberg’
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‘Iceberg’ has been one of the most popular roses for decades now. The rose won several awards too! This low-maintenance floribunda rose blooms from mid-spring till winter, producing lavish clusters of rounded double flowers with white petals. It has a light, sweet fragrance and can grow to a height of 10-15 feet (3-4.5 m). The Iceberg rose looks great on hedges or shrub borders.
Light Needs: Full sun.
Soil Requirements: Rich, fertile soil with adequate moisture.

9. Rosa ‘Don Juan’

Low Maintenance Rose Varieties,  ‘Don Juan’
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‘Don Juan’ is another disease-resistant and drought-tolerant rose with a strong and lingering fragrance. This climbing rose needs a cane for support and looks magnificent on fences, pillars, walls, and other structures. Don Juan can grow up to 15 feet (4.5 m) tall, and the plant will continue blooming all summer long.
Light Needs: Six hours of sunlight a day.
Soil Requirements: Moist, fertile, and well-drained soil. 

10. Rosa ‘The Fairy’

Low Maintenance Rose Varieties, ‘The Fairy’
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This small shrub rose only reaches the height of about 24 inches (61 cm), but much like Little Mischief, it can illuminate your garden beautifully. This hardy, drought-resistant, and disease-tolerant rose blooms from early summer until frost. and it is a terrific choice for containers and flowering hedges.
The blossoms of The Fairy give off a mild apple fragrance, and their size and color make them ideal for a fairy garden.
Light Needs: Full-grown or partial sun.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil with adequate moisture.

11. Rosa 'Scentimental'

Low Maintenance Rose Varieties, Scentimental
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‘Scentimental’ roses stand out because of their unique red and creamy-white swirls. Amazingly, no two flowers of this rose are alike; each bloom has its distinct splashes of color. They have a light, spicy fragrance and bloom from late spring right into fall. They bear foliage of dark green leaves, which complements its dazzling colors quite beautifully. 
Scentimental roses don’t require much care, and they're also disease-resistant. The only issue common for this variety is blackspot.
Light Needs: 4-6 hours of sun.
Soil Requirements: Rich, fertile, and well-drained soil.

12. Rosa 'Julia Child'

Low Maintenance Rose Varieties, 'Julia Child'
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Named after the famous cook, Julia Child is a sturdy floribunda rose with buttery-yellow flowers and a delightful licorice-like aroma. They bloom continuously from late spring into fall, and their pleasant scent never fades. 
Julia Child is ideal for containers and cut flowers. The rose should be planted in a place where you can enjoy its fragrance throughout the day. This little floribunda rose can grow up to 3 feet (0.9 m) tall.
Light Needs: Full sun. 
Soil Requirements: Rich, fertile, and well-drained soil with adequate moisture.
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