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'Royal Bonica' rose Description
'Royal Bonica' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Vivian Wilcox
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
17 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: MEImodac
Exhibition name: Royal Bonica
Origin:
Discovered by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1993).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1993 as 'Royal Bonica'.
Introduced in France by Selection Meilland in 1994 as 'Royal Bonica'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Mild fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 4½' to 5' (135 to 150 cm).  Width of 5' (150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 8,840  on  19 Jul 1994   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  10 Sep 1993
Notes:
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data was taken on well-established roses.
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