Ground cover roses come in a variety of forms but they share the characteristics of long spreading branches which spread over the ground rather than growing upright. Most are repeat flowering and have little or no scent. Most of the growth occurs from the base of the plants. Ground cover roses look good at the front of a bed or draped over the edge of low walls. They require the same treatment as other roses. Pruning consists of keeping the plant to shape and occasionally pruning the centre of the plant to let air circulate.