A Rose A Day: Gene Boerner Floribunda

Gene Boerner is a beautiful, profusely-blooming floribunda with pointed exhibition form.

This rose was named for Eugene Boerner who many believe had much to do with the development of the floribundas we have today. He was hired by Jackson & Perkins in 1920 and spent his entire career with them. I think he would be very happy with the rose that bears his name. It has exquisite form, is disease resistant and is rarely without bloom.

About Teresa / TheGardenDiary.com

I know that to everything there is a season, but I’m a gardener and I start counting the days until spring the day after Christmas. Gardeners, we are in good company ... Genesis 2:8. I love roses and get completely giddy when it is time for my historical roses to bloom in early June. I live and grow in Zone 5b where I take care of my 175+ roses and their companions. I also co host the Rose Chat Podcast. Check us out @ rosechatpodcast.com. Follow my garden experiences @ http://thegardendiary.com.
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5 Responses to A Rose A Day: Gene Boerner Floribunda

  1. roberta4949 says:

    do you have to protect this rose tops in winter?

  2. Beautiful selection; it has taken a couple of years, but I am starting to see some success with roses, not the same as what you are showing, but successes on a more limited scale.

  3. Barbara Brehm says:

    First season for my Gene Boerners and Sally Homes! I planted six of each bare root early this year in Renton, WA just east of Seattle and Tacoma WA. Both varieties are over 3′ tall and two of the six of each still have blooms. Gene and Sally are both making new buds and are loving life giving lots of bloom and enjoyment. Gene looks great with Spanish Lavender and Sally complements the hybrid tea roses that are taller than she is right now. Planted two Rosa Rugosa Alba and a Frau Dagmar Hartopp this week next to a cement wall that is half covered with wisteria. I pulled off the crabapple-sized rose apples so that the bushes could settle into the garden easier. I have the rotten dirt of a fir forest and a marine climate. Love your “A Rose A Day.” Thanks!

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