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'Sonia Rykiel ®' rose Description
'Sonia Rykiel ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Donald's Roses Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
41 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Orange-pink Shrub.
Registration name: MASdogui
Exhibition name: Sonia Rykiel ®
Origin:
Bred by Dominique Massad (France, 1991).
Introduced in France by Guillot/Roseraies Pierre Guillot in 1995 as 'Sonia Rykiel'.
Class:
Shrub.  Generosa ® Collection.  
Bloom:
Coral-pink.  Strong, honey, raspberry, tea rose fragrance.  Old-fashioned, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for landscape.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2001/264  on  26 Sep 2001   VIEW PBR PATENT
Notes:
Named for the French fashion designer.

Jo Ann Cooper has this to say about 'Sonia Rykiel' and the Generosa Roses in general: I just planted 'Sonia Rykiel' in my garden this year, along with 'Paul Bocuse'. Both are quite robust, yet very different from each other. 'Paul Bocuse' is very upright, yet bushy, with larger leaves. The flowers are almost always in clusters, and the fragrance is unusual and musky. 'Sonia Rykiel' has a more spreading and graceful habit. The blooms are a clear, warm pink, and the fragrance is heavy old rose. They are generally borne in clusters of 2 or 3, but many times singly. This is a really delightful rose to have in the garden or in the vase. I am very pleased with both of these plants, and would certainly try more Generosas in the future.