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'Sonrisa' rose Description
'Sonrisa (hybrid tea, Swim & Weeks 1969)' rose photo
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Sonrisa
Exhibition name: Sonrisa
Bred by Swim & Weeks (United States, 1971).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1971 as 'Sonrisa'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Violet-red.  Strong, damask fragrance.  48 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 5.25".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in large clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Very vigorous.  
United States - Patent No: PP 3,010  on  Dec 1970   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Modern Roses 12 lists Plant Patent # 3007 for 'Sonrisa', which is the patent number for 'Bienvenu'. The correct Plant Patent # is 3010

Modern Roses 10 gives an introduction date of 1969 for 'Sonrisa' while Herb Swim, in his book Roses - From Dreams To Reality, states that the rose was introduced in 1971