Introduced - 1985
The large flowers of 'Koricole' rose are borne in clusters and are richly fragrant. Each double flower of this floribunda cultivar comprises 35 white petals having pink edges.
The flowers are borne on short stems all through the growing season. The leaves of this rose are dark green, large and semi-glossy. The plants are bushy and have an upright habit. It is very easy to grow 'Koricole' plants and they are well suited for growing in garden beds and borders.
The plants have a prolific flower display. In addition, the flowers of this rose are long lasting. The plants are low growing too. All these attributes make 'Koricole' rose perfect for growing facing leggy, taller roses.
Introduced - 1956
The blooms of 'Little Darling' rose have an attractive blend of yellow and salmon-pink. In fact, the flowers are little as well as darling, but the plants may grow tall and have a spreading habit. The form of the flowers is typical of hybrid tea roses when they initially unfurl.
As the flowers mature, they become open and cup-shaped. Each flower of this rose measures about 2 inches to 2 ½ inches across and is composed of as many as 24 to 30 petals. The blooms are borne in small sprays on arching stems.
The plants grow up to a height of 3 feet to 4 feet and if you prune the inward-facing bud, it will help to keep the plant compact. The leaves of this rose are dark green, glossy and have a leathery texture. Their ability to resist diseases is above average. In addition, 'Little Darling' rose is also remarkably winter hardy.
Introduced - 1971
This rose has been named after an English newspaper. The flowers of 'Liverpool Echo' have a soft salmon hue and they have a light fragrance. Each flower of this floribunda cultivar is composed of 23 petals that unfurl into a high-centered form.
On their reverse side, the petals usually have a tinge of light yellow. When the blooms mature, they unfurl into flowers, each measuring 4 inches across. The light green leaves of this rose are resistant to diseases and covers the entire plant that grows up to a height of 5 feet.
The sprays of 'Liverpool Echo' may be fairly large, but once the first flowering is over, the plants have a propensity to produce 5 feet to six feet long canes that do not bear flowers.
Introduced - 1952
This floribunda cultivar was introduced to the market about 50 years ago and it still excites rose lovers in the same manner as it first did. 'Ma Perkins' is a vigorously growing, compact bush. The flowers of this rose are somewhat atypical for a floribunda - they are flushed with shell pink hue along with apricot and cream colors.
In addition, the flowers are deeply cup-shaped, whose form is more like the old-fashioned Bourbon rose than a classic floribunda. The flowers are also scented - a quality that is absent in several floribunda roses.
The foliage of 'Ma Perkins' is deep green, glossy and despite being a vigorous grower, the shrub is generally compact. This rose is effective when grown in a garden border, as a container plant it performs excellently and it may also be used as an attractive flowering hedge.
Introduced - 1978
Some rose lovers consider 'Margaret Merrill' to be the ideal floribunda. This rose bears large, double, blush white hued flowers that are fragrant. The blooms begin as hybrid tea rose-type buds and unfurl to very wide flowers and are borne singly and also appear in clusters.
Each flower of this floribunda cultivar is composed of 28 petals and measures about 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. The blooms of 'Margaret Merrill' are exceptionally large for any floribunda and also have a potent fragrance, which is often compared to spice and citrus.
While this rose has some vulnerability to black spot, it performs excellently even when grown in places having humid climatic condition. 'Margaret Merrill' is particularly valued for the use of its attractive blooms as cut flowers.
Introduced - 1974
'Marina' rose produces long and pointed buds that unfurl into high-centered blooms having bright orange-red hue, while their base is yellow. Each flower of this floribunda cultivar is composed of 35 to 40 petals and measures about 3 inches across.
The flowers are delicately fragrant and are borne in sprays on long stems. Therefore, they are excellent for use as cut flowers. The leaves are dark green, glossy and have a leathery texture.
It is worth noting here that 'Marina' rose is among the very few roses that grows equally well in the garden as well as greenhouses. On the other hand, this rose is rather sensitive to winter cold.
Introduced - 1972
The flowers of 'Matador' rose bring to mind the exhilaration of a bullfight. The flowers of this floribunda variety have a flashing scarlet and orange hue, while the reverse of the petals have a golden yellow color.
In Europe, this rose is also known as 'Esther O'Farim' in honour of the German singer who was much loved by the rosarian who introduced this floribunda. The form of 'Matador' rose is high-centered and the flowers have a light fragrance.
When fully open, each flower measures about 2 inches to 3 ½ inches in diameter and is composed of 25 to 30 petals. 'Matador' rose is perfect for mass plantings as well as growing in containers. The foliage of this rose is dark green and has a leathery texture. The plants grow up to a height of anything between 2 feet and 3 feet.
Introduced - 1941
Josephine and Walter Brownell, a couple from Rhode Island, were pioneers who spent their life seeking easy roses. The couple owned a nursery in Little Compton and, towards the beginning of this century, they intentionally started breeding to achieve roses that are cold-hardy as well as disease-resistant.
'Nearly Wild' rose is also among their creation which the couple bred later in their life. This rose is also a very successful creation of the couple. Similar to many roses bred by the Brownell couple, 'Nearly Wild' is considered to be a hardy memorial rose.
One of its ancestors is Rosa wichuraiana and 'Nearly Wild' inherited the hardiness of this ancestor. Nevertheless, 'Nearly Wild' rose is a tidy, bushy shrub. As the name of this rose suggests, this five-petaled rose bears the simplicity of a species rose.
This apart, when fully open, the flowers measure 2 inches (5 cm) across each and they appear in clusters of as many as 15 to 25 and continue blossoming all through the growing season.
All the above mentioned attributes of 'Nearly Wild' rose, this floribunda variety is insignificantly susceptible to black spot. However, the compact size of the plants makes this floribunda an excellent selection for growing it in a small garden. Moreover, it also easily fits into any flower border and can also be grown as a container plant.
Introduced - 1959
The petals of 'Orangeade' rose are pure, clear and have a vivid orange accent. They encircle a tuft of bright yellow stamens. Each flower of this floribunda variety measures 2 ½ inches across and is composed of 12 to 15 petals.
The flowers appear in large and airy sprays that last for a long time. The plants are rounded and grow up to a height of 3 feet. The foliage of this rose is sparse and it is necessary to provide it additional safeguard from mildew.
Introduced - 1935
'Permanent Wave' is a sport of the first floribunda - 'Else Poulsen', which bears single bright rose-pink hued blooms. This rose has been named 'Permanent Wave' because the petals of its flowers are extremely ruffled (different from those of its parent 'Else Poulsen').
Moreover, this rose is single and composed of about 10 petals each. On the other hand, the color of 'Permanent Wave' flowers varies from deep pink to carmine-red. Each flower of this floribunda variety measures 2 inches to 2 ½ inches across.
The blooms appear in small sprays and emit a light scent. The plants of this rose are so vigorous as well as prolific that when they are in full bloom, the flowers almost cover them entirely. The foliage of 'Permanent Wave' is dark green and glossy.
The plants are bushy and grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet. While they are winter hardy, the plants are prone to mildew.
Introduced - 1976
'Playboy' rose produces burgundy-bronze hued buds that unfurl to reveal large blooms having a bright blend of yellow, orange and scarlet. Each flower of this floribunda variety measures about 3 1/3 inches across and is composed of anything between seven and 10 petals with a yellow eye in the center.
The flowers appear in clusters and have a pleasant fragrance. The plants are in bloom throughout their growing season. During fall, the withered flowers produce attractive hips. The foliage of this rose is dark green and glossy. Although 'Playboy' rose is an aggressive plant, it is quite easy to grow.
The plants are bushy and well suited for growing in garden beds and borders. As the flowers are borne on long stems and last for a long period in the garden as well as cut flowers that are used for indoor decorations, 'Playboy' rose is an excellent source of cut flowers. Moreover, this rose is capable of resisting diseases and can endure partial shade.
Introduced - 1986
'Playgirl' rose is the counterpart of 'Playboy' rose and blooms continuously throughout the growing season. The flowers are borne in large sprays and have a slight scent. Each flower of 'Playgirl' rose is composed of five to seven petals and measures about 3 ½ inches across.
The dark green leaves of the plant set off plentiful blooms. The plants have a rounded shape and grow up to a height of anything between 3 feet and 4 feet.
Introduced - 1988
'Pleasure' rose bears well-formed, ruffled flowers flushed with coral-pink and a blend of salmon. The slightly fragrant flowers are borne in sprays and they are an excellent source of cut flowers as they appear on long stems and long lasting.
Each flower measures anything between 2 inches and 4 inches. The blooms don't hold back and re-bloom again. The foliage of this floribunda variety has a medium green hue and is highly resistant to rose diseases. The plants grow up to a height of anything between 2 feet and 4 feet.