Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several hybrid roses bearing numerous single or double flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rose cultivar, having large sprays of small flowers, made by crossing polyantha and hybrid tea rose varieties.

Etymologies

New Latin flōribunda, feminine of flōribundus, blossoming freely, from Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see flower.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Rosa floribunda, a name applied to Rosa multiflora prior to 1914. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Wisteria floribunda 'Alba' with Clematis 'Lasurstern'

    Gardens: Climbing companions

  • I grow the Japanese Wisteria floribunda, as I prefer the greater length of the racemes, but the Chinese W sinensis is good for this slightly earlier awakening.

    London's fragrant front gardens

  • Labels: journal quilt project, swaps (misc) comments: floribunda said ... ooh -- I see you're practicing up for my birthday block next month!

    More houses

  • This transition zone exhibits a combination of vegetation types and species slowing the gradient from arid to humid species including Pisonis floribunda, Psidium galapageium and P. galapageium with Scalesia trees.

    Galápagos Islands xeric scrub

  • Other trees in this zone include the endemic guayabillo (Psidium galapageium) and paga paga (Pisonia floribunda).

    Galápagos Islands xeric scrub

  • Fair Bianca, a white floribunda (so named because it produces multiple blooms on one stem), carries a spicy anise scent.

    The Sweet Smell of Success

  • Common tree species include Pterocymbium tinctorium, Pterospermum diversifolium, Hymenodictyon spp., and Garuga floribunda.

    Palawan rain forests

  • This is followed by woody shrubs, such as Adenaria floribunda, Alchornea castanaefolia, and Salix martiana, then by early successional trees, such as Annona hypoglauca, Astrocaryum jauari, and Cecropia latiloba.

    Iquitos varzea

  • ‘Farm bush’ vegetation is made up of fast growing pioneers, including common species such as Funtumia africana, Holarrhena floribunda and Pycnanthus angolensis.

    Western Guinean lowland forests

  • Wisteria x floribunda Japanese wisteria is one of the best choices for flowers now.

    Archive 2008-05-01

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