floriferous

adjective
flo·​rif·​er·​ous | \flȯ-ˈri-f(ə-)rəs \

Definition of floriferous 

: bearing flowers especially : blooming freely

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floriferousness noun

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Goldsturm’ is a widely grown, very floriferous cultivar, often grown from seed. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "A Quick Guide to Growing Stunning Black-Eyed Susans and Coneflowers," 29 May 2018 Goldsturm’ is a widely grown, very floriferous cultivar, often grown from seed. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "A Quick Guide to Growing Stunning Black-Eyed Susans and Coneflowers," 29 May 2018 Goldsturm’ is a widely grown, very floriferous cultivar, often grown from seed. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "A Quick Guide to Growing Stunning Black-Eyed Susans and Coneflowers," 29 May 2018 While intense and floriferous, hot hues aren’t for every garden. Maureen Gilmer, sacbee, "For gorgeous blooms in the summer heat, you can’t beat lantanas," 22 June 2018 Goldsturm’ is a widely grown, very floriferous cultivar, often grown from seed. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "A Quick Guide To Growing Stunning Black-Eyed Susans And Coneflowers," 9 Feb. 2018 Plant this easygoing shrub as a companion to spring-blooming bulbs or as a floriferous spring focal point. Kier Holmes, Sunset, "9 Spring-Blooming Flowers to Wake up Your Garden," 22 Jan. 2018 The smaller and floriferous new varieties are hybrids between this species and another, a summer bloomer named the dogwood poinsettia (Euphorbia cornastra). Adrian Higgins, Houston Chronicle, "Dreaming of a white (or pink) poinsettia?," 15 Dec. 2017 The smaller and floriferous new varieties are hybrids between this species and another, a summer bloomer named the dogwood poinsettia (Euphorbia cornastra). Adrian Higgins, Houston Chronicle, "Dreaming of a white (or pink) poinsettia?," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of floriferous

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for floriferous

Latin florifer, from flori- + -fer fer

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