Floribunda roses and their predecessors (the polyantha roses) are made to do one thing: bloom a lot. What they lack in the hybrid teas’ elegance they make up for in a long bloom season, theoretically from early summer to frost, during which they cover themselves in blooms. Typically, though, floribundas are used in groups as hedges or masses as a kind of lower filler plant, as opposed to the specimen-like use of hybrid teas. This means pruning is typically less precise and less geared towards producing architecture for the plant. It’s impractical to be too painstaking when pruning a rose hedge—there is just far too much to cut. Hand pruners will take maddeningly long; you’ll need hedge shears.