Answer: Shrub roses performing best in Sunset's zone 14 include the following:
'Abraham Darby', a David Austin English rose, reaches 5 feet or higher with long, arching canes. The large flowers, produced singly or in clusters, are deliciously fragrant and have a deeply cupped old-rose look. Petals are soft peachy pink on the inside and pale yellow on the reverse.
'Bonica' is an upright arching shrub 4 to 5 feet high, spreading about equally wide. Large clusters of medium-pink double flowers bloom all season. Showy red hips ornament the plant in fall. It is excellent in a large container, used as a hedge, or planted en masse.
'Carefree Wonder' is a 4-to 6-foot rounded, bushy shrub. Flowers are large and bright pink with a soft pink reverse. The shrub's semiformal habit makes it suitable for a hedge.
'Iceberg' blooms practically nonstop all season. Slightly fragrant pure white double blossoms open in large clusters. Vigorous and hardy, the upright bush with shiny deep green leaves reaches 5 to 6 feet tall and spreads 5 feet.
'Lavender Dream' appears as a fountain of blooms with impressive clusters of semi-double pinkish lavender flowers coating long, arching canes that grow to 5 feet. Leaves are matte light green.
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