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'Sonia Rykiel ®' rose Description
'Sonia Rykiel ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
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Orange-pink Shrub.
Registration name: MASdogui
Exhibition name: Sonia Rykiel ®
Bred by Dominique Massad (France, 1991).
Introduced in France by Guillot/Roseraies Pierre Guillot in 1997 as 'Sonia Rykiel'.
Shrub.   (Series: Generosa ® Collection)  
Coral-pink.  Strong, honey, raspberry, tea rose fragrance.  Medium, full (26-40 petals), old-fashioned, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Medium, bushy.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  

Height: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).  Width: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for landscape.  
Australia - Patent No: AU2271P  on  12 Jun 2003
Application No: 2001/264  on  26 Sep 2001   VIEW PBR PATENT
Seed parent (‘Yellow Cushion’ x ‘Aloha’) x pollen parent ((Chaucer x ‘Aloha’) x (‘Iceberg’ x “Unnamed seedling”)). ...Breeder: Roseraies Pierre Guillot, Chamagnieu, France during 1997.
First sold in France in Nov 1997. First Australian sale Winter 2002.
France - Patent  on  1995
Named for the French fashion designer. The Breeder confirmed in a personal message that the pollen parent is 'Graham Thomas' by Austin.

Jo Ann Cooper has this to say about 'Sonia Rykiel' and the Generosa Roses in general: I just planted 'Sonia Rykiel' in my garden this year, along with 'Paul Bocuse'. Both are quite robust, yet very different from each other. 'Paul Bocuse' is very upright, yet bushy, with larger leaves. The flowers are almost always in clusters, and the fragrance is unusual and musky. 'Sonia Rykiel' has a more spreading and graceful habit. The blooms are a clear, warm pink, and the fragrance is heavy old rose. They are generally borne in clusters of 2 or 3, but many times singly. This is a really delightful rose to have in the garden or in the vase. I am very pleased with both of these plants, and would certainly try more Generosas in the future.