These are a modern category of rose developed mainly for mass planting. They are collectively known as shrub roses. In the late 20th century, traditional hybrid tea and floribunda rose varieties fell out of favor amid gardeners and landscapers, as they are often labor and chemical intensive plants susceptible to a myriad of pest and disease problems. So-called "landscape" roses have thus been developed to fill the consumers desire for a garden rose that offers color, form and fragrance, but is also low maintenance and easy to care for. Most landscape roses have the following characteristics:
- Lower growing habit
- Repeat flowering
- Disease and pest resistance
- Non suckering, growing on their own roots.