Suggestion for everblooming shrub needed
I have been researching this for a bit and am completely overwhelmed! I have a long retaining wall in my backyard and need a large, full, evergreen hedge along the top of it to soften the hillside above the retaining wall. I really want a row of shrub roses up there to give the hard landscape some color.
This rose needs to be everblooming, disease resistant, and mounded in shape, preferably 4 ft or so tall. I do not want to see the "legs" of the plant, if possible. I am in southeast missouri and this area is very sunny but does have access to water. Oh, and I am a very lazy gardener and would prefer not to deadhead.
Everyone here is crazy for Knockouts but I think that is mainly because this is all the local garden centers are selling. I don't mind ordering a variety to make sure I get what I need.
Would love suggestions. Am leaning toward red because the area is so sunny and like strong colors in the sun.