As we leave the 1920’s behind and the birth of suburban life begins the modern Floribunda Rose starts to make an appearance. Compact and free flowering, this style of rose was just what modern gardeners were looking for.Initially these roses were known as Hybrid Polyanthas which we learnt last week means many flowered. The Americans, who were leaders in the development of this new style of rose, preferred the term Floribunda which they started to use in the 1930’s and this is the term still used by Rosarians today.
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Poulsen Roses of Denmark did some of the initial breeding of Floribundas producing a rose called Red Riding Hood which led to two more Floribundas called Else Poulsen and Kirsten Poulsen introduced in 1924. The American Nursery Jackson and Perkins continued the development and introduction of many new Floribundas and at one time this family owned nursery was renowned as the world’s largest rose grower. To name drop just a few famous Floribundas: - where would we be without[C1]Iceberg (and its many permutations), Margaret Merrill, Sexy Rexy or Satchmo? A personal favourite of mine is Queen Elizabeth not because I am an avid royalist but it was the first rose I learnt the name and history of when I was a budding pre-teen gardener. The main characteristic of Floribunda Roses is that their flowers are carried in large clusters or sprays giving a mass display often from spring right through to autumn.
Floribunda. Dark cardinal red blooms forming clusters which contrast beautifully with the dark, very glossy foliage. It has a subtle fragrance and good disease resistance. Winner of the Gold Star of the South Pacific 2017 award. Bred by Rob Somerfield, released 2019. Deciduous
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
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Floribunda. This very fragrant and very beautiful rose has fully double blooms of deep cerise all through the summer. The rose has been named to honour the work of the South Canterbury Hospice and with every rose bought a donation is made to the Hospice to assist with patient care. PVR 2012.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
Floribunda. This Rose was released to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of St.John's NZ. The beautifully cupped blooms are clear white and fragrant and produced in generous clusters. 'Luminis' is Latin for light and this rose will certainly light up your garden when in full bloom. PVR. 2010.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 75cm
Floribunda Std. This Rose was released to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of St.John's NZ. The beautifully cupped blooms are clear white and fragrant and produced in generous clusters. 'Luminis' is Latin for light and this rose will certainly light up your garden when in full bloom. PVR. 2010.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std
Floribunda. This award winning rose has dark shiny foliage and slender pink rose buds that open to blush pink cupped blooms. The sweetly scented flowers appear continuously throughout the summer. With good disease resistance this is overall just a lovely rose. 1991. PVR.
The perfect gift for someone special. Even the non-gardener would find it hard to resist this lovely rose. Perhaps pot one up and 'present'.
Colour: Pink / White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1.2m
Floribunda. There probably aren't enough superlatives to describe this excellent white rose. The petals are richly textured with just a little blush of pink in the centre offset by warm bronze stamens. Multi award winner including one for fragrance. Disease resistant. 10 out of 10! 1978. PVR.
Colour: White / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.75m x 0.6m
Floribunda. A striking rose with clusters of semi-double flowers with blended stripes in shades of vibrant orange and cream. Nice fragrance and repeats well. The red new foliage matures to a healthy dark green. A fascinating and unusual rose. 1995. PVR.
Colour: Orange / Cream Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
Floribunda. A unique and striking rose with a powerful spicy fragrance. The generous trusses of small, semi-double flowers are shaded a sensuous rich purple highlighted with golden stamens. While this rose is quite vigorous it has a compact habit and is virtually thornless. PVR. 2003.
The NZRS recommend that this rose is best grown in light shade to protect the beautiful blooms from burning in the sun.
Colour: Purple Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m
Floribunda. An unusual and beautiful rose from Sam McGredy with large, beautifully formed blooms in moody tones of lilac and blue. A good strong grower that holds its shape well and repeats profusely. Unusual grey-green foliage. Lightly scented. 1991 PVR.
Colour: Mauve / Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m
Floribunda. Very pretty sprays of semi-double to single lilac blooms with attractive red stamens. Nicely fragrant with a good healthy growth habit. Glossy green foliage. The simple beauty of this rose will soon have you singing "it's a marvellous night for a Moondance" ........PVR. 2001.
Colour: Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.9m x 0.6m