I was at the Oklahoma City Zoo during the spring of 2017 when I encountered these beautiful floribunda roses. The floribunda varieties of roses have been produced by crossing Hybrid Tea roses with Polyantha roses.
By crossing Hybrid Tea roses with Polyantha roses breeders were able to combine the large number of beautiful colors and shapes of the Hybrid Tea flowers with the multiple flowering characteristic of the Polyantha roses.
Floribunda roses produce smaller, bushier, more sparsely branched plants than the Hybrid Tea roses. Additionally, they are more upright and less sprawling than their Polyantha ancestors.
Whatever their parentage, these colorful, gorgeous flowers add their charm to private or public spaces where a compact shrub is needed to decorate walkways or courtyards.