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.

6 thoughts on “A Rose A Day: Gene Boerner Floribunda

  1. 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!

  2. I was just at my local Home Depot and when I saw the Gene Boerner my eyes immediately focused on the 3 plants they had among other roses. I couldn’t believe all the blooms and buds on each of them and almost purchased one. I decided to do some research and am hoping they’ll still be there when I go back. I’ve never seen such prolific flowering roses before. I just wonder how it will take south Florida’s heat since I’ve lost other rose bushes because of that

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