'Sophia™' rose Description
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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.
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'POULsol'
Synonym: POULsol, POULsolo
Trade name: Sofia Renaissance
European Union - Application No: 1999/0086
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.