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Definition of floribunda rose

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Definition as written by Paulwhwest:

Floribundas are very popular for their beautiful clusters of flowers, and their nearly continuous rebloom throughout the season. The Danish hybridizer, Svend Poulsen, bred the first Floribundas in the 1920s; however the class was not generally accepted until 1952.

The two major advantages in Floribundas over Hybrid Tea are the overall toughness (to heat, wetness, pests, disease, etc.), and the thicker and bushier growth habit. The only thing they lack on the whole is bloom quality – they often don’t have the fragrance or the form of Hybrid Teas, but cultivars can be found that have just as much fragrance, such as ‘Fragrant Delight’; likewise some have just as good form, such as ‘Melody Maker’.

Grandiflora roses are similar to Floribundas in that they usually bloom in clusters and their rebloom is good, but they share in the good bloom form of Hybrid Teas; unfortunately many of them also share in the lack of durability that Hybrid Teas are inclined to have.

See also cluster-flowered rose.

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