Answer: There are many "low maintenance" roses. One of my favorites is the 'Bonica' rose. It is highly disease resistant, very hard, and very carefree. It is available from Burpee. You can reach them at 1-800-888-1447. Many shrub roses or "old" roses are pretty low maintenance. The "pickier" roses are usually hybrid tea roses. Other low maintenance varieties include Rosa Rugosa (also available from Burpee), 'Carefree Wonder', 'Carefree Beauty', Harrison's Yellow (hybrid Foetida), Persian Yellow (Hybrid Foetida), Rosa hugonis (Father Hugo's Rose), and Hybrid Spinossissimas (plenty). Check local nurseries if you are interested in any of those varieties.
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