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'Sonia Rykiel ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 93-516
most recent 18 JUN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 JUN 16 by Michael Garhart
Female parent is probably Abraham Darby. The parentage is flipped, but its still likely it. Besides, Yellow Cushion is a pretty rare rose. Why would someone go out of their way to replicate a winning rose, but with a less efficient seed parent? Seems unlikely.

Really weird.

Who knows?
Discussion id : 86-494
most recent 10 JUL 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 JUL 15 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
This is my 4th year of having Sonia Rykiel, bought as own-root from Roses Unlimited. It's my favorite among the 130+ varieties that I grew in zone 5a. The scent is delightful & powerful fruity & YUM. Even the leaves smell good, like raspberry-rose. The bush has much less thorns than typical Austin roses. Highly recommend for the beauty of the bush, beauty of bloom, and the great scent.
Discussion id : 54-647
most recent 17 SEP 12 SHOW ALL
Initial post 30 MAY 11 by Simon Voorwinde

"Origin and Breeding Controlled pollination: Seed parent (‘Yellow Cushion’ x ‘Aloha’) x pollen parent ((Chaucer x ‘Aloha’) x (‘Iceberg’ x “Unnamed seedling”))."

Reply #1 of 5 posted 31 MAY 11 by HMF Admin
Thank you.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 17 SEP 12 by Michael Garhart
The incorrect 'Aloha' is listed as a parent.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 17 SEP 12 by HMF Admin
Thanks for contacting us about this error - we have several roses named 'Aloha', can you tell us which one is appropriate ?
Reply #4 of 5 posted 17 SEP 12 by Michael Garhart
I do not have any knowledge of the exact one, but it is definitely one that was bred prior to 1991, and it is likely the same one used for Abraham Darby, since Yellow Cushion is also the same parent, and it appears that these hybrids may have been shared.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 17 SEP 12 by Michael Garhart
I think Clarence House falls under this, too, especially since Beales used the original Aloha in other works.
Discussion id : 24-321
most recent 18 JUL 08 SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 FEB 08 by Jeff Britt
Does Sonia Rykiel rebloom quickly and often? In the description of the plant here it says "occasional repeat bloom later in the season." That doesn't sound very promising. I would appreciate hearing from those who have this rose what their experience has been -- how many flushes of bloom in a year and how subsequent flushes compare to the first. Thanks!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 JUL 08 by Unregistered Guest
I have found that it reblooms as well as my David Austin rebloomers. I get two major flushes; one in late June or early July, and one in September. It is beautiful and very fragrant. However, I do find the stems to be thin and the blooms droop.
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