Floribundas (cluster roses)
Although sometimes individually beautiful, Floribundas come into their own as bedding roses, when they can give prolonged colour from June until October.
Many also make good hedging roses or can be grown individually in a pot on a patio. The name Floribunda actually means ‘many flowers’ in Latin as they are characterised by their clusters of flowers produced on each stem. These superb modern garden roses are also becoming increasingly popular for their good health and disease resistance, as well as their often brightly coloured blooms. They, like the Hybrid Teas, benefit from annual pruning and feeding each spring. Shorter types should be planted at about 18” (45cm) apart and the taller ones about 24” (60cm).