A favorite to grow in landscapes and gardens and to cut for fresh floral displays, roses are elegant, colorful and often fragrant. Many modern roses also exhibit improved disease resistance and garden performance. Direct Gardening's rose plant collections make it economical and fun to grow a lot of rose plants in the garden. They're also ideal to share with gardening friends. Most rose bushes grow best in zones 5-9, in direct sunlight and in well-drained soil. They often bloom from late spring through early fall, and they're available in an array of flower colors. Many rose plants benefit from pruning.