Floribunda is Latin for "many flowering", representing a group of roses that bear many flowers held in large clusters that bloom continuously from summer through to late autumn. Originally produced by crossing Hybrid Teas and Polyantha roses, they have an open, goblet-shaped growth habit with stems that arch a little more than Hybrid Teas, which tend to be more upright. They valuable for bringing a mass of colour to the garden over a long flowering season, especially when grown in groups of odd numbers. They aren't normally as fragrant as Hybrid Tea roses but are generally hardier and more robust, with a higher disease resistance and therefore easier to grow. Floribunda roses are perfect for mixed borders and large dedicated rose beds.