Floribunda rose Rosa 'Betty Prior' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Floribunda rose (Rosa 'Betty Prior') ROE-sah Genus: Rosa This rose produces single, carmine-pink, slightly fragrant blooms nonstop from June until frost. It grows 2.5 to 5 feet high and wide. Noteworthy Characteristics: Modern Floribundas are grown for their many clusters of everblooming single or double flowers. They form upright, disease-resistant shrubs, making them ideal for borders or hedges. Care: Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide good air circulation and remove fallen leaves to help prevent disease. In late winter or early spring, prune hard (back to 10-18 inches) and reduce sideshoots to 2 or 3 buds. To renovate, prune one in three stems close to the base. Propagation: Take softwood cuttings when bloom initiates in spring to summer; take hardwood cuttings in fall. Problems: Aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, scale, caterpillars, sawfly larvae, cane borers, Japanese beetles, rose stem girders, rose midges, rose slugs, rose chafers, leaf-cutting bees, black spot, rust, powdery mildew, crown gall, canker, dieback, downy mildew, viruses. Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Attracts Song Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Fall, Late Spring, Spring, Summer Flower Color Pink Yarrow Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Hedge, Specimen Plant/Focal Point Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Rosa 'Betty Prior' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa rugosa var. alba 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 English shrub rose Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Polyantha rose Rosa ‘China Doll’ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 English shrub rose Rosa 'Redcoat' View the discussion thread.