Floribunda roses were produced by crossing
cluster-flowering Polyantha roses and Hybrid Tea roses. They first became
popular in the 1930s and continue today with new varieties being produced
Almost all older varieties had no scent but careful breeding
now means that many modern varieties have some scent.
Floribundas are similar in height and spread to Hybrid Teas
but they produce many more smaller flowers. The flowers appear in clusters
rather than a single flower to a stem.
The individual flowers on floribunda
roses open at different times and this enables them to give a show of colour
all the flowering season from mid June to mid September.
Nearly as popular as Hybrid Tea roses, their
flowers grow in trusses on the tips of branching stems.
Cluster-flowered roses produce their blooms in flushes
throughout the summer - the flowers tend to be smaller than
those of the Large Flowered Roses, but there are more of them.
They are the best rose type for disease resistance and
Treat floribunda roses exactly the same as other roses, taking special care
to regularly dead head them. See "Pruning Roses" in the left hand menu for any
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