Sunset had a good article in this months edition on floribunda roses, otherwise referred to as shrub or bush roses.
The article underscored an important point, traditional hybrid tea roses (those with the large long canes and traditional flowers) can be a challenge to grow if afflicted with a number of ailments (aphids, black spot, mildew, rust, deer and others). Shrub roses give the same quality of roses without the work of traditional roses. One of our favorites is Coral Seas, which seems to bloom all year with beautiful and dense blooms.
This is a great time for bare root planting, visit Petaluma Rose Company for a great selection of roses