While most roses perform best in full sun (more than 6 hours a day), a number of English roses also enjoy partial shade where they will reward you with their sumptuous blooms. However, they will need to receive at least 4 to 5 hours of sunshine daily. In very warm areas, some English Roses may actually prefer to be shaded from the height of the midday sun.
Pale or pastel-colored roses are actually better-suited for a shady display, where they will brighten up dark garden spots. The good news is that both their fragrance and flowers will last longer in the shade than they will do in full sun.
Here is the list of English rose varieties that welcome partial shade. Their reliable garden performance, vigorous growth, disease-resistance and prolific season-long blooms will help you create a spectacular floral display requiring minimal maintenance.