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'Sophia Renaissance' rose Description
'Sophia Renaissance' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Gwen Powell's Rose Garden
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Deep yellow Shrub.
Exhibition name: Sophia Renaissance
Bred by L. Pernille Olesen (Denmark, before 1989). Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, before 1989).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S in 1999 as 'Sophia Renaissance'.
Hybrid Tea, Shrub.   (Series: Renaissance ® Collection)  
Golden-yellow, apricot undertones, ages to light yellow.  Golden buff.  Moderate, fruity, honey fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, classic hybrid tea, cupped, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, long buds.  
Tall, bushy, upright.  Large, medium green foliage.  

Height: 39" to 6½' (100 to 200cm).  Width: 31" to 3' (80 to 90cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  flowers drop off cleanly.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Australia - Application No: 1999/383  on  1999   VIEW PBR PATENT
Canada - Patent No: 1759  on  22 Mar 2004
Application No: 98-1214  on  23 Jan 1998
Rights surrendered on March 21, 2011.
Denomination: 'POULen002'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'POULsol'
Synonym: POULsol, POULsolo
Trade name: Sofia Renaissance
European Union - Application No: 1999/0086
a: POULEN002
b: poulsolo
United States - Patent No: PP 12,268  on  11 Dec 2001   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/276,889  on  25 Mar 1999
Inventors: Olesen; L. Pernille (Fredensborg, DK), Olesen; Mogens N. (Fredensborg, DK)
The present invention constitutes a new and distinct variety of a hybrid tea rose plant which originated from a controlled crossing between two unnamed, non-commercial seedlings. ....`POULen002` was selected by the inventors in spring, 1989 as a single plant from the progeny of the aforementioned hybridization.
Diane in New Hampshire passed along this information about 'Sophia Renaissance': it's also known as 'Solo Mio' and the breeder's denomination is POUlsolo. The blossoms are large and amber-yellow in color with a honey fragrance.
In March 2008, Poulsen Roser reported that the marketing name SOLO MIO should not be used for Sophia™ and that the breeder code name is POULen002.