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Floribunda Rose Bushes - Varieties

Updated on September 29, 2013

An Abundance of Flowers

The first Floribunda Rose (Rosa 'Gruss an Aachen') appeared in 1909, a cross between a Polyantha Rose and a Hybrid Tea. Floribunda means many flowered, and these roses have inherited the free and long-flowering tendencies of Polyanthas and the compact habit, color range and cup-shaped flowers of Hybrid Teas.

Historically, Floribunda Roses have been used in rather stiff formal displays, but this is changing, and today you're more likely to see them in ground-breaking contemporary gardens, combined with all manner of perennials and even grasses.

They grow to about 4ft (1 metre) and if kept pruned will live 20 years.

Rose Buff Beauty - Amber Floribunda Rose

Rose Buff Beauty
Rose Buff Beauty

Absolutely gorgeous full-some loose-petalled soft amber rose. Flowers are double and slightly fragrant, while leaves are dark green and glossy.

Rose Many Happy Returns - Pink Floribunda Rose

Rose 'Happy Return's
Rose 'Happy Return's

Slightly scented blush pink flowers appear all summer long, followed by hips in autumn. Glossy leaves are bright green.

Rose Fellowship - Scented Floribunda Rose

Rosa 'Fellowship'
Rosa 'Fellowship'

Fellowship is an unusual two-tone rose with ruby-peach petals and a yellow center. Leaves are dark green and glossy. Prefers full sun.

Rose Korresia - Yellow Floribunda Rose

Rosa 'Korresia'
Rosa 'Korresia'

Rosa 'Korresia' has clusters of sweetly scented bright yellow double flowers. Leaves are bright green and slightly glossy. This rose is shade tolerant.

Rose Caron Keating - Apricot Floribunda Rose

Rosa 'Caron Keating'
Rosa 'Caron Keating'

Beautiful apricot pink rose with a very long and free-flowering habit. Trusses of flowers are produced from late spring to first frost.

Foliage is glossy and mid green.

How to Prune Floribunda Roses

Unpruned, Floribunda Roses will become leggy, tangled and flowerless, but rose pruning is actually not as complicated as many people think. In late winter, follow these steps.

  1. Prune out any dead, diseased, rubbing or inward growing stems. If the rose is still crowded, cut out older stems.
  2. Prune back the remaining shoots down to 10"-12" (25cm to 30cm) above the soil.
  3. Less vigorous and older shoots can be pruned back to a few inches (10cm) anove ground if necessary.
  4. Apply a rose fertiliser and mulch

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    • john35055 profile image

      john35055 5 years ago

      Really nice pics I love roses.

    • LauraHofman profile image

      Laura Hofman 6 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Gorgeous photos and good suggestions! Wish I had more room in my garden!

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      Sensitive Fern 7 years ago

      Eye popping photos! I've lensrolled this to my How to Draw Roses lens.

    • Gamganny profile image

      Gamganny 7 years ago

      Beautiful array of roses and a wonderful lens.