An American classic, roses add elegance, color and beauty to gardens and landscapes—and some types are easier to grow that you might think. Some roses, like hybrid tea roses, are known for their long stems and classic flower shapes. Others, like climbing roses, are ideal for rambling over fences and arches. You can also choose shrub roses, grandiflora roses and floribunda roses. Many rose varieties have been bred for improved disease resistance and hardiness. When selecting roses bushes to grow in the garden, first consider how you'd like to use the rose plants. Other factors to consider are the plant's mature height and spread, light requirements, flower color and fragrance.