Shrub selections such as 'Hansa' rugosa rose can be grown as single specimens or planted as a hedge.
Making an Entrance
Rose-covered arches are among the most dramatic of garden features. Think of an archway as a door. Be sure to make it large enough. Keep in mind that many roses are thorny, so sufficient space is needed for you and your guests to comfortably enter and exit without getting scratched. For most gardens, an archway should be at least 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide.
People often think of these plants as being fussy. But the following roses flourish with little or no spraying: 'Ballerina,' 'Duchesse de Brabant,' Lady Banks's, 'Mrs. B. R. Cant,' 'Knock Out,' 'Old Blush,' 'Perle d'Or,' 'Souvenir de la Malmaison,' 'The Fairy,' and 'Rêve d'Or.'