Rosa Bonica is a shrub rose with a neat, slightly spreading habit. A repeat-flowering, trouble-free rose, it produces small double scented rose-pink flowers from mid-summer through to early autumn. It will grow in sun or partial shade, and looks great in a mixed border, or planted as an informal hedge. Ideal for cottage garden style planting.
|Scientific family||Rosaceae||Special type|
|Type||Rose||Origin||Africa: North AfricaAsia|
|Lifecycle||Deciduous||Time to maturity||5-10 years|
|Garden style||Cottage/informal Town/courtyard Formal||Position||Border|
|Wildlife||pH||Acid Alkaline Neutral|
|Fragrance||Slightly scented||Aspect||South East West|
|Exposure||Exposed Sheltered||Growth rate||Not specified|
|Growth Habit||Bushy||Maintenance||Typical maintenance|
|Health caution||Additional use|
|RHS recommended technique for pruning repeat-flowering shrub roses:
Maintain a balanced framework by reducing strong new growth in late winter by up to one-third. (“English” roses: prune back the previous season’s growths by 30 to 50 percent of their length.)
Shorten strong sideshoots to two or three buds.
Mature plants require a light renewal pruning each winter by cutting some of the older main stems back to the base. This encourages vigorous new shoots from the base that will flower the following summer.
|Soil||Clay Loam Sand Chalk|
|US hardiness zone|
|Max mature height||100cm|
|Mature spread||0120 cm|