Rose breeders quickly saw the value in crossing polyanthas with hybrid teas, to create roses that bloomed with the polyantha profusion, but with hybrid tea floral beauty and color range. In 1909, the first polyantha/hybrid tea cross, was created, with characteristics midway between both parent classes. As the larger, more shapely flowers and hybrid-tea like growth habit separated these new roses from polyanthas and hybrid teas alike, a new class was created and named Floribunda, Latin for "many-flowering." Typical floribundas feature stiff shrubs, smaller and bushier than the average hybrid tea but less dense and sprawling than the average polyantha. The flowers are often smaller than hybrid teas but are carried in large sprays, giving a better floral effect in the garden. Floribundas are found in all hybrid tea colors and with the classic hybrid tea-shaped blossom, sometimes differing from hybrid teas only in their cluster-flowering habit.
Large pointed buds open to show off 4-5" double (petals 30), high-centered blooms in shades of peach, coral and salmon. Warm sunshine deepens the hues to orange, scarlet and burgundy. Great for cutting. Deep green, glossy leaves on a continual blooming plant. Learn More
A rose from the past that still holds its beauty. Bold, medium pink 4" blooms sit high atop the canes and resemble a gathering of butterflies. Disease resistant, dark green foliage and a pleasant fragrance add to its beauty.
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This beautiful rose was found as a 'sport' of Iceberg by a lady in her garden on the Island of Tasmania, south of Australia. 'Brilliant Pink Iceberg' performs just like its famous parent 'Iceberg' and will make a great addition to any garden. The 3 1/2" bloom is a brighter pink and white blend distinguished by very dark pink stamens, having a mild fragrance. Continual blooming.