Floribunda roses are roses that produce blooms in large clusters, they come as border types (groundcover) shrub types, standard as well as climbing roses such as Dublin Bay. Knockout Roses and most landscaping roses are floribunda types.
With masses of flowers in large trusses these roses are one of the easiest roses to grow. So the name ‘floribunda’ actually means ‘abundant blooms’.
Fragrance or perfume varies in Floribunda type roses, they are a hybrid between Hybrid tea Roses and Polyantha roses, Mr Lincoln has a strong fragrance while Dublin bay has mild fragrance so choose your rose carefully if perfume/fragrance is important.
Some of the most fragrant floribunda rose s include:
- Angel Face,
- Apricot Nectar,
- Brindabella Bouquet,
- Honey Bouquet,
- Honey Perfume,
- Love Potion,
- Margaret Merril,
- Perfume Perfection,
- Tuscan Sun, and
- Woburn Abbey
Popular for the masses of flowers produced in large groups or clusters Floribunda Roses have been made famous by the ‘Iceberg Rose’ introduced by Kordes in Germany, that went on to conquer the world.
General information, care and pruning
Floribunda roses are vigorous, long flowering and offer a wide range of flower forms and colors. So its the flowering pattern of producing blooms in large clusters that distinguish floribunda roses from Hybrid Tea roses which tend to produce single flowers or small groups of up to three or so.
Floribunda are sometimes called landscaping roses. However they come in different forms including groundcover roses and they are also available as standard roses.
Pruning and Deadheading Floribunda Type Roses
Deadheading is the same as for any other rose, prune back to a leaf stem with 5 leaflets.
Pruning will depend on the type or growth habit of the particular rose, standard, climbing or shrub/groundcover types, so look for specific instructions on the type of rose.
With shrub/groundcover types, some people use shears to give them a trim.
For other types prune to shape in winter and then again as you deadhead during the flowering season
Fertilizing Floribunda Roses
A slow release specialist rose food in early spring and again in late spring usually is enough. Remember to mulch well to keep the root run cool and moist as for all roses.
The best known floribunda rose, ‘Iceberg’.
Iceberg is a semi double variety, a white rose developed by Kordes Roses the ‘Iceberg’ rose is a rose that is available in a range of forms including
- Standard or stem
- Climbing Rose
- Bush Rose
Other great floribunda roses ( our best ) include these varieties:
- Queen Elizabeth
- Gold Bunny
- Sexy Rexy
- Madam President
- Show Biz