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'Sonia Rykiel ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 9-280
most recent 3 MAY 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 21 JUN 05 by Unregistered Guest
My sister says that Sonja has very beautiful blooms, however, the stems are very weak and on my rosebush they pretty much grow outwards and down she calls it the Octopuss Bitch.
Is that always so? I bought one, but it is still in hte pot becuase my garden is so small that every rose must be really worth the space...
Reply #1 of 2 posted 29 DEC 05 by Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Sonia Rykiel needs space because the stems are long and generally grow outwards and down.

Henrique Rodrigues

Reply #2 of 2 posted 3 MAY 07 by Unregistered Guest
I find it needs support as there are always a few long weak stems. The exceptional beauty of the flowers and their terrific fragrance make them worth the effort.
Discussion id : 8-175
most recent 19 APR 05 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 APR 05 by Donna's Rose Garden - Northern CA
The first year I had Sonia Rykiel, it produced no buds at all and foliage was a pale green. It was hastily transplanted from a friend's garden (who was moving) and replanted in one of the hottest days of the summer so I wasn't expecting much, though other roses, like Mister Lincoln and Abraham Darby, which were also replanted on the same day, fared much better.

However, patience paid off, and this spring, Sonia Rykiel loaded with buds so I'm anxious for them to open and show their stuff.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 19 APR 05 by Anonymous-97434
Quite often, roses with very double flowers require more root and leaf area to support the enormous blooms. Sonia seems like one of these. It makes sense...many petals in large blooms require a lot of food and energy to form. Reducing the root mass and leaf coverage by transplanting could easily stunt the plant until it recovers those resources. Once you get to enjoy the scrumptious flowers, you'll be glad you brought it home.
Discussion id : 2-617
most recent 25 FEB 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
A wonderful spreading bush with very healthy foliage. Soft, dusty pink in color, with a very nice fragrance (some say an "old rose" fragrance, but a hint of a tea-like spice is also there). Great for cut flowers or nodding gently in the border garden. Four to five feet tall and wide.
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