Floribunda (F) / Climbing Floribunda (Cl F)
Floribunda roses are a popular group of roses that are known for their abundance of blooms and extended bloom time. The first Floribunda rose, ‘Gruss an Aachen’, was introduced in 1909 by German breeder Peter Lambert. Floribunda roses are a cross between hybrid tea roses and polyantha roses, and they typically produce clusters of flowers on a single stem, making them excellent for mass planting and creating a burst of color in the garden. There are both climbing and shrub varieties of Floribunda roses. Climbing Floribunda roses, such as ‘Iceberg’, produce long, flexible canes that can be trained to grow on walls, trellises, and pergolas. They can grow up to 20 feet tall and produce a profusion of blooms throughout the growing season. Shrub Floribunda roses, such as ‘Europeana’, are compact and bushy, and produce a profusion of blooms throughout the growing season. They are perfect for use in mixed borders, as specimen plants, or for creating a low hedge. Floribunda roses come in a wide range of colors, from white to pink to red, and many have a strong, sweet fragrance.