|'Adelaide Hoodless' is a lovely floriferous shrub, with 2 1/2 inch flowers and slight fragrance. Flowers are often light red. Glossy leaves. Compact, hardy growth habit. Propagate from softwood cuttings. Susceptible to black spots. Hardy.
In general, large group of flowering shrubs, most with showy flowers that are single-petalled to fully double-petalled. Leaves are typically medium to dark green, glossy, and ovate, with finely toothed edges. Vary in size from 1/2 inch
to 6 inches, five petals to more than 30, and in nearly every color. Often the flowers are very fragrant.
Most varieties grow on long canes that sometimes climb. Unfortunately, this favorite plant is quite susceptible to a variety of diseases and pests, many of which can be controlled with good cultural practices.