flo·​ri·​bun·​da | \ ˌflȯr-ə-ˈbən-də How to pronounce floribunda (audio) \

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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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 French Lace is a wonderful floribunda with elegant ivory-white blooms; Tooth Fairy is a sweet single-petal polyantha; and Mme. Rita Perwich, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Roses for the Fourth: red, white ... and striped!," 30 June 2017 This floribunda always seems to be covered in huge, white, billowy profusions of blooms. Rita Perwich, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Roses for the Fourth: red, white ... and striped!," 30 June 2017 Quince, elderberry, and floribunda rose are just a few of the key components to the scent. Nora Maloney, Vanities, "Antica Farmacista Home Fragrances Permeate Luxury Hotels," 1 May 2017

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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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