Roses are one of the world’s most classic and romantic flowers, but these low-maintenance stunners are much sturdier than you may think…when you give them the right conditions, that is. Roses work in every garden setting from a casual cottage style to a formal manicured English garden, adding color and fragrance. Some types, such as landscape or shrub roses, bloom all season long until a hard freeze, while others come and go on a more fleeting schedule. The most important thing to remember: Roses need a sunny spot with 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day in order to bloom and thrive.
Here’s what else you need to know about how to grow roses in your own garden: