'Sonrisa' rose Description
Photo courtesy of LaBrea
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Sonrisa
Exhibition name: Sonrisa
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.
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