How and when do I prune a climbing Floribunda rose bush?
This article should help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/pruning-climbing-roses.htm
I just recently purchased two Nearly Wild Floribunda roses. I was attracted to them because they looked so different than the other roses I have in my yard. Most attractive to me was the way they were shaped; they have a long trunk-like stem coming out of the earth, with a round mass of green leaves and bright pink and white flowers on top that is gorgeous and so fragrant! Since I have been researching these beauties, I haven't seen any photos or descriptions of them in this shape. Is this an unusual or unhealthy shape? Or am I just not finding anything about them?
It sounds like to me that you have purchased what is known as a tree rose. They graft a rose bush of some kind on top of a hardy tree stock and thus you have a rose bush growing and blooming at the top of truly a young tree. Here is a link to some information on the floribunda rosebush part of the tree rose: http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.4449&tab=1
If this link does not take you directly to the Nearly Wild floribunda rose, then just do a search for your rose named Nearly Wild at http://www.helpmefind.com and that will take you to the information on the top rose bush part of your new tree roses. In addition, here is a link about tree roses: http://home.howstuffworks.com/tree-rose.htm
I thought I bought Golden Showers; however, the tag under the bag said Floribunda, which are usually pink. Golden Showers is yellow. I know Golden Showers can be a climber, but is it a Floribunda a bush too?
Golden Showers is a yellow climbing rosebush and a pretty one too. Floribunda rosebushes can be many different colors actually. They are usually more bushy that the hybrid tea and grandiflora rosebushes. Take a look at the article at this link: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/polyantha-floribunda-roses.htm
The rose blooms pictured at the start of that article do happen to be pink and that rosebush is a floribunda. However floribundas can be red, yellow, white, deep apricot and even some blended colors.
Lots of flowers out a long time.
A nice pink flowering floribunda that blooms alot in my rosebeds is named Sexy Rexy. Dislike the name but love its constant blooms. Some others would be rosebushes named: Changing Times, Orchid Romance, Passionate Kisses and perhaps one named Tickled Pink.
I’ve just added it to the pot for more greenery around the bottom, but now I worry the ground cover could choke out my rose’s roots?
It should be just fine as a underplanting.
It is April in Ohio, is it to late to prune my floribunda rose bush? It has a few red leaves coming on and I don't want to kill the cane if it is. Thank you.
It is not too late to prune your rosebush and shape it a bit as to how you want the bush to look and grow. Remember to seal the cut ends of the canes with some white Elmers glue or Tacky Glue. That helps keep the cane boring insects from causing problems. They will do just fine with lots of growing season left.
I recently planted a couple floribunda rose bushes. Each have a cane that has fallen to the ground, but it isn't dead. I looked up staking them? But most people said it was unnecessary. Is this normal? Or do they need way more water? What is the case for the canes to fall over?
At times the blooms on a cane are so heavy they cause the canes to fall over or droop down. I have at times tied them off to a larger cane in the same bush to hold them up. Or I have driven a green painted wood dowel into the ground and tied them off to that. If it is a new rosebush or one that you have had for less than 4 or 5 years, weak canes show the rosebush is still getting established. Giving the rosebushes some Muriate of Potash seems to help.