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Definition of floribunda

: any of various usually small, compact roses with large flowers in open clusters that derive from crosses of polyantha and tea roses

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Recent Examples on the Web Pink Brick House Rose, is a compact floribunda with bright fluorescent pink flowers that are produced continuously from spring through frost, Haugh said. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New plants for 2020 put emphasis on attracting butterflies and bees, helping environment," 12 Mar. 2020 Hybrid tea, floribunda, multiflora and miniature roses should get extra winter protection when grown in the Chicago area. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Putting your roses to bed for winter doesn’t necessarily mean adding a mound of compost," 23 Nov. 2019 Polyanthas are actually the ancestors of floribunda roses. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Polyantha roses are prolific bloomers and rugged survivors," 12 Sep. 2019 There are floribundas that grow clusters of flowers, and hybrid teas that grow a single bloom on a stalk. oregonlive.com, "Royal Rosarians find, and award, the best rose gardens in Portland," 26 June 2019 Fragrant hybrid tea, floribunda, climbing and miniature roses in every conceivable shade, live music and twinkling lights combine to create a magical setting. Nicole Miller-coleman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Expect beauty, serenity and a touch of magic at Night of the Luminaries," 17 June 2018 For 2018, that's 'Dress Blues,' a disease-resistant floribunda with a magenta-colored heart named to honor people serving in the U.S. military. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Tips to growing 'Dress Blues,' Portland Rose Festival's 2018 fragrant floribunda," 1 Mar. 2018 Among the new introductions is the colorful floribunda Frida Kahlo, named for the famous Mexican artist. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Meet Frida Kahlo (the rose) at annual auction," 2 Feb. 2018 Other types of repeat-flowering roses, such as China, tea, noisette, Bourbon, polyantha, floribunda, landscape and miniature roses, also should be pruned now. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to properly prune roses," 27 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of floribunda

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for floribunda

New Latin, feminine of floribundus flowering freely

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“Floribunda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floribunda. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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