Planting a hardy rose is similar to planting any shrub, though the graft union (normally a slightly swollen knob) should be planted 2-3 inches below the soil’s surface. Caring for a hardy, modern shrub rose is similar to that of any other shrub or woody plant. In particular, roses want to be in an area with at least 6 hours of sunlight. Roses will need to be watered, at the root level regularily, and only minimally fertilized.
If you are looking for a plant to add season-long color to the garden, consider trying one of the newer hardy shrub roses. Finding suitable rose suitable to our northern winters and your unique growing conditions from the among the growing number of hardy shrub roses does require research, but in my opinion is well worth the investigation!