Definition of floriferous in English:



  • (of a plant) producing many flowers.

    • ‘The garden is lush and floriferous, nourished by the rich topsoil the Sorensens layered over the garage roof.’
    • ‘It takes ten years to develop a new rose, and hybridizers worldwide have created breeding programs that are now producing varieties of roses that are more disease resistant, more floriferous and easier to grow than ever before.’
    • ‘‘It proved to be a real breakthrough: a dwarf, basal-branched plant with symmetrical habit, and very floriferous.’’
    • ‘In addition to its floriferous nature, ‘Blaze’ is very cold-hardy and resists disease.’
    • ‘There are successful stories of producing floriferous plants with an unusual mixture of colours by hybridisation techniques.’
    • ‘This form is exceptionally floriferous, having acid - yellow petals that resemble strips of shredded lemon zest, and the sharp spicy scent is equally striking.’
    • ‘Try ‘Spring Glory’ for an extra bounty of flowers - it's hard to find a more floriferous forsythia.’
    • ‘Modern shrubs grow on their own roots and are not only extraordinarily floriferous but very winter hardy.’
    • ‘If your garden is densely planted with very floriferous plants, you can fertilize every 60 days.’
    • ‘Frankly, I don't see the point of bringing a plant to floriferous maturity and then starting all over again with a cutting.’
    • ‘Floribundas are among the most floriferous of roses.’
    • ‘They're floriferous, blooming nonstop from spring until first frost - and even throughout winter in mild coastal areas.’
    • ‘Behind the scenes, breeders have been developing pansies that are more floriferous, focusing on plants that produce a more abundant show of 1-to 3-inch-wide flowers rather than fewer but larger blooms.’
    • ‘There's no need to stake this floriferous little charmer.’
    • ‘Because of their trailing habit, floriferous nature, and tolerance of tough conditions, ivy geraniums are one of the most popular summer annuals for containers.’
    • ‘Subsequent displays have been less floriferous, but nevertheless welcome, especially as the flowers are such a beautiful rich orange.’
    • ‘Increasing popularity for planting in urban gardens has resulted in the careful selection of particularly floriferous cultivars for supply to the ornamental gardening market.’


Mid 17th century: from Latin florifer (from flos, flor- flower + -fer producing) + -ous.