This fairly recently created type of roses
is a cross between hybrid tea roses and
floribunda roses. The hybrid tea provides
the flower form and long stems while the
floribunda results in multiple blooms and
better cold hardiness. Gandifloras grow
taller than their parents with a height of 3
to 6 feet or more. At first, before they
were given their own name, these plants were
called tall floribundas.
The flowers come one to a
stem like hybrid teas but there are multiple
flower stems forming a cluster. In many of
the cultivars, the flowers are also large
and may be doubles, hence the name. Like the
floribundas, they generally lack fragrance.