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PlantFiles: Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Royal Bonica'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Royal Bonica
Additional cultivar information: (PP8840; aka MEImodac)
Hybridized by Meilland; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive willowwind On Oct 19, 2010, willowwind from Moundridge, KS (Zone 6a) wrote:

This rose is one of my absolute favorites. Beautiful pink color and incredibly long lasting first flush of bloom. Continues to bloom for me through the summer, though not nearly as heavily, then a little more in the fall. Forms nice hips as well. I've never had even the slightest disease problems with it, and it handles our zone 6 winters without protection, although it is near the house. Mine has even grown for the last several years in mostly shade without seeming to have any decreased vigor.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Golden Lake,
Huntsville, Alabama
Macy, Indiana
Moundridge, Kansas
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Abington, Pennsylvania

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