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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
Registered or introduced: 1994
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Class:

Shrub

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Double

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Patent expired

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.