Cluster roses (or Floribunda
roses as they used to be known) provide some of the most colourful,
healthy and reliable roses for garden display and indoor decoration.
Almost all cultivars are recurrent and will repeat flower
in around forty five days if trimmed back as each flowering
is finished. The flowers come in clusters and are quite spectacular
when several of the same colour are massed together.
More even development of the flowering cluster maybe obtained
by removing the main centre bud when it first starts to show
colour, this will result in the rest of the cluster nor-mally
opening together and more evenly. Height is variable between
cultivars so some re-search is needed if planting any amount
together. Planting space between bushes should be between
75cm and one metre.
||Brilliant orange red with dark green to
||Fragrant deep crimson blooms with dark foliage.
||Fragrant deep red blooms with green foliage.
||Crimson red blooms and attractive yellow stamens. Low
||Fragrant scarlet red blooms and upright growth.
| Top |
||Low growing with fragrant pale pink blooms
|Elizabeth of Glamis
||Fragrant salmon pink blooms with dark foliage
||Fragrant porcelain pink flowers which bloom early. Almost
||Fragrant salmon pink. Colour deepens as flowers age.
||Fragrant pastel pink flowers on a low bush.
||Fragrant shell pink camellia- like flowers on a low
||Fragrant rose pink blooms with shading ivory centre.
||Deep pink-polyantha with miniature flowers which flowers
late in spring but is then seldom without flowers till
late in the season. Has many uses and makes a very good
stem rose, but unfortunately lacks fra-grance. Ideal for
growing over retaining walls, due to its low growth.
Yellow / Cream
Cluster flowered rose Friesia
||Bright fragrant yellow blooms which do not
fade, even in hot weather.
||Fragrant soft gold flowers and low growth.
||Fragrant cream blooms paling to almost white. A tall
||Golden yellow blooms with fine red edge in cooler weather.
||Fragrant bright yellow blooms with upright growth.
||Pure white fragrant blooms. A tall-growing
rose which is good in all condtions.
||Clear white fragrant blooms with red stamens. A tall
||Fragrant white blooms with slight cream centre. A tall
||Fragrant deep mauve flowers with wavy petals. Low grower.
||Fragrant deep lilac blooms with ruffled petals. Low
||Fragrant deep mauve large flowers which are cup shaped.
|Hannah Gordon (syn. Raspberry Ice)
||Fragrant white flushed and
edged light cherry red with dark green foliage.
||Fragrant gold flushed red blooms.
||Fragrant white flushed pink, colour more intense in
cloudy and cool weather.
||Creamy white blooms flushed and edged pink to rose pink.
||Fragrant clear orange blooms. Upright growth.
||Fragrant orange vermilion. Tall grower.
||Fragrant orange red. Low grower.
Interesting and a little different
Cluster rose Julia's Rose
||Coffee fawn shading to brown. Low grower.
||Fragrant rich orange red blooms shading into brown,
different every day.
||Fragrant salmon blooms with wavy petals and tinges of
grey and pink. Low grower.
||Fragrant apricot brown blooms. A low grower.
Where space is restricted and
there may be danger of passers-by being hooked on thorny climbers,
then consider planting a thornless rose. These are sometimes
not easily found, but are worth looking for.
|Crépuscule Noisette 1904
||Repeat flowering climbing rose, fragrant
||A modern polyantha rose which repeat flowers.
|Honorine de Brabant Bourbon
||Has few thorns, striped pale pink to dark pink flowers,
with a main flush in mid-summer but seldom out of flower.
Sometimes grown as a small climber.
|Madame Plantier Alba 1835
||Can be grown as a large shrub or trained as a climber.
It flowers once only in spring when it has very large
clusters of white perfumed flowers.
|Kathleen Harrop Bourbon 1919
|| Fragrant pale pink blooms in spring. Suited to climbing
on a frame or arch, rather than against a wall, where
black spot may be a problem.
|Reine des Violettes Hybrid Perpetual 1860
||Well worth growing as a shrub rose for its pretty violet
quartered and spice-scented blooms which repeat flower.
||A repeat flowering fragrant pale pink climber with distinctive
bright stamens. Light fragrance and also suited to growing
on pergolas and as a stem rose. It is a vigorous healthy
|Vielchenblau Multiflora rambler 1909
||Flowers once only in spring with small, scented flowers
of lavender-purple which mature to bluish-lilac and fade
Kathleen Harrop foreground Zephirine Drouhin
|Zéphirine Drouhin Bourbon 1868
||Fragrant cerise pink flowers in spring.
Suited to climbing on a frame or arch, rather than against
a wall, where black spot may be a problem.