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. A fantastic healthy rose with bright, clear yellow blooms which are produced in abundance. Wonderful fragrance and excellent disease resistant foliage. Awarded a Gold Star of the South Pacific for its unrivaled flower power. PVR.
This rose is so highly rated by the NZRS members it was voted one of the top 5 healthiest roses in 2008.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m
Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm ?
Container: pb8 ?
New stock arriving beginning of June, 2020. Pre-order now. Estimated price $29.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.
Floribunda. This NZ bred, multi award winning rose flowers continuously throughout the summer. The large clusters of blooms are beautiful,very double and shaded a soft rose pink. Nice light perfume. An outstanding and deservedly popular rose. 1984. PVR.
Sam McGredy named this rose after his friend the late Rex Hotchin who was not at all like a pretty pink floribunda but a good friend worthy of naming a beautiful rose after.
Colour: Pink / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 70cm
Floribunda. This new release rose offers soft, old worldly, pink floribunda blooms that look delightful against the dark glossy green leaves. Compact by nature this rose should find a home in any garden. Bred by Rob Somerfield 2017. Deciduous
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1.2m
Floribunda. Named to celebrate the life of Skyla Rose Keating, a brave fighter of DIPG brain cancer. Skyla Rose has glowing medium pink blooms that open in quartered style. The medium height, compact bush will produce abundant blooms through the season that will delight with their alluring fragrance. This rose shows good disease resistance. Bred by Rob Somerfield, released 2019 Deciduous
Pacific Rose Bowl Festival 2019 New Zealand Rose of the Year Trial winners Awarded Best Floribunda Rose and Most Fragrant Rose
Colour: Pink Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.1m x 1m
Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm ?
Container: pb8 ?
New stock arriving beginning of July, 2020. Pre-order now. Estimated price $29.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.
Floribunda. A Serendipity - Flower Carpet cross that has produced a gorgeous medium sized bushy rose with delicious Creamy yellow flowers that are produced abundantly and accompanied by a delicate fragrance. Bred in NZ By Rob Somerfield 2014 Deciduous
Colour: Cream Habit: Bushy Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
Floribunda. This rose definitely lives up to its name. Gorgeous smoky pink blooms are produced in large clusters throughout the season. Nice compact habit. A winner of the Gold Star of the South Pacific. Bred by Rob Somerfield in NZ, 2006. PVR.
Colour: Pink Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m
Floribunda. They should plant these at Wimbledon! This unusual and eye catching rose will certainly attract attention in the garden. Striped, fragrant blooms of red and cream that gently fade to pink and cream. Plenty of blooms and overall a healthy plant. PVR.
Colour: Red / Cream Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
Floribunda. Delivering an abundance of fragrant, soft apricot blooms above mid green leaves. Continuous flowering, lovely for the garden or enjoy your 'strawberry blond' in a container. Bred in NZ By Rob Somerfield 2014 Deciduous
Colour: Orange / Apricot Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
Floribunda. A sweet little rose that has generous clusters of pink buds that open to reveal pretty dainty blooms in shades of soft pink and white. Flowers continuously for a long period. The foliage is light green and generally healthy and disease resistant. A really lovely rose that puts on a good show.
Colour: Pink / White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m