What Are Floribunda Roses?

 What Are Floribunda Roses?

Floribunda roses were created in the early 1900s by crossing densely flowered polyantha roses with hybrid tea roses.

The Floribunda variety of roses produces smaller flowers than the hybrid tea rose, but they compensate for the size by producing large, colorful, vibrant clusters.

1. Mardi Gras Floribunda Rose

The 'Mardi Gras' Floribunda rose was first bred in the United States by Dr. Keith Zare in 2007. This plant is a 3-4 foot tall shrub with double flowers. Each rosette is about 4 inches wide and contains 20-25 petals with a mild spicy scent. Roses are produced singly or in small groups.

'Mardi Gras' roses are apricot to orange to red mixed with bright pink, orange and yellow. It blooms continuously over a long season from late spring to late fall.

This variety needs at least 6-8 hours of direct sun per day with fertile, well-drained soil in order to thrive. For moderate climates, water the plants deeply once a week, but if the climate is hot or dry, check the soil moisture level once every 4-5 days.

Fertilize the plant with an all-purpose granular fertilizer in early spring when the leaves begin to bloom. Since these plants flower repeatedly, additional fertilization during the growing season will result in many vibrant blooms. Prune the 'Mardi Gras' rose variety in early spring for best growth.

2. Hot Chocolate Floribunda Rose

The Floribunda 'Hot Chocolate' rose was first bred in the United States in 2002 by Tom Carruth. The plant is a vigorous shrub that reaches about 3-4 feet in height. It is densely branched and blooms continuously throughout the season.

Deep rusty buds produce rosettes with orange-brown petals. The leaves are dark green and shiny. The roses are about 4 inches wide, have about 40 petals, and have a pleasant fruity scent.

These plants are about to bloom again. For best results, plant this plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. To thrive, these plants need at least 6 hours of full sun.

Mulch the soil annually with well-rotted compost or compost and remove fallen leaves. Water the plant until the plant is well established. Fertilize the soil every spring and harvest in late winter or early spring.

3. Rhapsody in Blue Floribunda Rose

Rhapsody in Floribunda Blue Rose is a dense shrub that grows 4-5 feet tall. The flowers are semi-double and are 2.5 inches in diameter and contain 16 petals. It was first bred in Britain before 1999 by Frank R. Cowley.
The rose flowers are lilac-purple fading to gray with a strong fruity-floral scent. It blooms profusely from late spring until fall. The leaves are medium green with a semi-glossy texture. These plants grow well in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil with plenty of moisture.
For best growth and flowering, use a balanced fertilizer and mulch in late winter or early spring.

4.Impatient Floribunda Rose

'Impatient' Floribunda roses were introduced in 1982 by William A. Warner. These plants are shrubs that reach 3-4 feet tall.

Roses are orange-red with a light scent. They bloom from mid-spring to mid-autumn. It is semi-double, highly concentric, has 16-25 petals, and has a light, long-lasting scent. The leaves are dark green and shiny.
These plants tolerate most soil types and grow well in full sun and moist, well-drained soil.

5. Sunsprite Floribunda Rose

Reimer Kordes created the 'Sunsprite' floribunda rose variety, which he released in 1973. This plant grows to about 3-4 feet tall with a rounded, upright habit.

The roses have a 3 inch width, a powerful perfume, and a beautiful golden yellow colour. The color of this rose is difficult to fade. The flowers are flat and very concentrated and consist of about 30 light-coloured petals. They are borne singly and bloom in continuous streams from late spring to fall.
These plants grow best in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. For best growth and flowering, apply a balanced fertilizer in late winter or early spring and again in summer.

6. Hot Cocoa Floribunda Rose

The flowers of the 'Hot Cocoa' Floribunda rose plant offer a stunning color that changes from orange to rich rust depending on flowering stage and sun exposure. It was first bred in 2002 by Tom Carruth in the United States. This plant is a shrub that reaches 1 to 2 feet tall. These plants bloom in late September to October.

The flowers can be single or double with a light pleasant fruity scent and are borne in large clusters. The 'Hot Cocoa' plant is easy to grow, hardy and disease resistant. The leaves are a dark glossy green, providing a vibrant backdrop to the russet-brown roses.
When compared to other Floribunda roses, the flowers are slightly smaller and are about 3 inches in diameter. Flowers contain up to 40 petals.

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