Whether you're new to growing roses, want to create a flowering hedge or desire easy-care color all summer long, shrub roses are a good choice. Sometimes called landscape roses or hedge roses, shrub rose plants are known for their low maintenance, good disease resistance and reliable flowering. They don't require lots of sprays and pruning. If planted in a sunny location and in well-drained soil, shrub roses will bloom in several flushes throughout the summer. When selecting shrub roses to buy for your garden, make sure they are suitable for your grow zone. Other considerations when buying hedge roses are their mature height and spread, flower color and fragrance.