(Sarabande Climbing shown)
Climbing sports of Floribundas are less common than their Hybrid Tea counterparts, though perhaps more useful, as they provide a greater display of color. We have found moreover that Climbing Floribundas are more remontant that Climbing Hybrid Teas in general. Some Floribunda climbers are the result of seed-raised crosses between Polyanthas and Hybrid Teas, having climbing rather than shrubby habit. In our descriptions of the following roses we refer you to the description of the shrub sport-parent where we offer that variety.
Two habits serve to describe the few Floribunda climbers we grow:
1) long basal canes which do not terminate in flowers, with an abundance of flowering laterals producing small to modest flower clusters, like Climbing Winifred Coulter, and
2) a combination of long and moderate stems, resulting in a bushy nature that is arching and lends itself to training, as with Westerland.