“Floribunda” is Latin for "many flowering”. They bear heads of many flowers that are held in large clusters and bloom continuously from summer through to late autumn. They are usually not as fragrant as Hybrid Tea roses but tend to be generally hardier and have more robust growth. This also means they have a higher disease resistance which therefore makes them easier to grow.
Plant floribunda roses in full sun but in a location that is sheltered from the wind. They don't do well in shade or when they are crowded by other plants, but they are can be planted in groups of three or more to give a lovely colourful effect in the garden. They also do well in containers.
Roses can be pruned during late winter/early spring when new growth is starting to appear, usually mid February to early March.
Remove all dead, diseased and damaged stems.
Remove the worst of the crossing stems and try to open the centre of the bush out to allow airflow through.
Cut back the strongest remaining shoots down to within 25-30cm (10in-1ft) of soil level
Prune back less vigorous shoots more severely
Occasionally some older stems can be pruned hard back to a few inches from soil level. This encourages stronger growth from the base
Always remove any fallen leaves and debris from around the base of the plant at all times of the year to help prevent the risk of pests and diseases.
After pruning feed your rose using a rose feed or a good alternative such as pelted chicken manure, fish and bone meal to encourage root and foliage growth.
Later in the growing season you can feed using a general purpose fruit and flower fertiliser.
Some excellent varieties of floribunda roses are:
-Rose Moment in Time
-Rose Arthur Bell
-Rose For Your Eyes Only
-Rose Golden Memories
-Rose Golden Wedding
-Rose Precious Amber
Floribundas can be grown as bushes, standards and some as climbers.