'Sweet Sonata' rose Description
Photo courtesy of massy
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Floribunda. (Series: Romantica ™)
Salmon-pink, yellow shading. Orient pink suffused aureoline yellow. Mild, apple, lemon fragrance. 40 petals. Average diameter 3.25". Medium, very double, old-fashioned bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Bushy, compact, thornless (or almost). Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height: 20" to 4'11" (50 to 150cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
Australia - Application No: 1993/201 on 1993 VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 9,998 on 12 Aug 1997 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/706, on 4 Sep 1996
There's a color photograph of this rose in the November 1998 issue of the American Rose Society's American Rose
magazine (p. 25).
There is a difference of opinion about parentage, see References.
Composer Johann Strauss was born in Vienna, Austria, 25 October 1825. Strauss was famous for his Viennese waltzes and operettas. He died in Vienna 3 June 1899.