Rose (Rosa 'Bonica') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Bonica'
'MEIdomonac'
'Bonica 82'
'Bonica Meidiland'
'Demon'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Light pink
Extra Bloom Info: In large clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Bright, pale pink fading to almost white
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Marie Louise Meilland, 1982
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 and warmer
Awards: AARS: 1987

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: Gold Standard 2010; Great Plant Picks Winner 2007
Parentage: (Rosa sempervirens x Mademoiselle Marthe Carron) x Picasso
Child plants: 12 child plants

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The Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP MembersThe Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP Members
February 1, 2014

You have surely wondered which of the thousands of rose cultivars are the most popular. Well, wonder no more! Here is the list of the 25 most popular roses grown by the members of All Things Plants.

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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2006-06-29 5:19 pm. Peeping through Delphinium leaves.
By HemNorth
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Location: Ukraine (Transcarpathia)Date: 2018-07-04
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Location: Kamloops, BC, CanadaDate: 2012-10-01
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Location: TorontoDate: Jun 12 2016
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2006-06-29 5:08 pm. A joyful bouquet.
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Date: 2016-11-19
By MargieNY
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Location: San Jose Heritage Rose GardenDate: 2007-10-11
By Calif_Sue
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Location: Reykjavi­k, IcelandDate: 2012-08-02
By magga
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Location: Hafnarfjordur, SW Iceland
By rannveig
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Date: 2014-05-25Western NC
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Date: 2018-06-23
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Location: Hafnarfjordur, SW IcelandDate: July 28, 2010
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San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
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San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2009-06-08
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5Date: 2011-10-22Hips.
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Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-06-02
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Location: Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USADate: 2018-06-16
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Location: In my Northern California gardenA frog asleep in one of the blooms, a bee in another
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-26
By chelle
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-26
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Location: Reykjavi­k, IcelandDate: 2011-08-18
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Location: Reykjavík, IcelandDate: 2013-01-29
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Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-06-02
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Location: Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USADate: 2018-06-16
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Location: Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USADate: 2018-06-16
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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 4, 2011 2:27 PM

Bonica is supposed to be disease-free, not needing spraying, but that has not been so in my garden. It comes down with black spot if I don't spray it with the systemic fungicide when I do all the rest of my roses. The masses of pink flowers are most showy in the spring display, but it does bloom off and on the rest of the summer and fall here in my garden.

Rita on the north shore of Long Island, New York zone 6/7, where it is humid during our Long Island summers.

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Posted by sandnsea2 (Cape Cod, MA, USA - Zone 7a) on Oct 1, 2011 5:57 PM

This is a fantastic performer in Zone 7A. Would not want to be without it. Blooms profusely in Spring, then again in the Fall. A lovely scent. Just a great rose. I planted 3 bushes together here to get this effect. Have never had a bug problem with it. Photo taken in Massachusetts.

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Posted by Gilli (Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 5b) on Jan 17, 2014 10:18 PM

This rose is a fantastic performer here in my zone 5b garden. It laughs at the cold...I don't winterize it...and sucks up the dry summer heat. It always seems to be in bloom with masses of shell pink flowers. Extremely disease resistant.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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August 2018 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Sep 4, 2018 11:53 PM 128
Bonica Shrub Rose color changed on flowers by Jack01 Jul 18, 2018 4:52 PM 1
🌹SEPTEMBER 2017 Bloom and Chat 🌹 by IrisLilli Oct 2, 2017 8:45 AM 153
Rose vigor by Steve812 Aug 22, 2017 9:21 PM 65
American Rose Trials for Sustainability (A.R.T.S.): first trial results by csandt Jul 22, 2017 1:20 PM 12
February 2017 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Mar 1, 2017 10:04 PM 228
November 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 1, 2016 9:04 AM 148
July 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jul 31, 2016 1:14 PM 157
A floriferous rose by ailizou Jun 21, 2016 9:09 AM 3
June 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jul 19, 2016 9:30 PM 266
January 2016 -- Photos and chat by zuzu Feb 13, 2016 9:42 AM 158
October 2015, Photos and Chat by zuzu Oct 30, 2015 3:33 PM 96
Roses for Zone 4 ? by mandolls Jun 22, 2015 2:34 PM 60
grafted roses by MargieNY Oct 3, 2014 6:08 PM 32
Photos and chat, September 2014 by zuzu May 16, 2018 8:49 AM 75
Rose Morden Sunrise by Jasmin Jul 8, 2014 6:45 PM 13
March Rose Blooms in 2014 by zuzu Apr 12, 2014 7:42 AM 13
Rose Week, February 2014 by zuzu Feb 8, 2014 12:25 PM 207
Palatine's website has been updated for 2013/2014 season by zuzu Oct 31, 2014 2:28 PM 54
Putting the roses to bed this fall, north of Boston by lilylady Oct 17, 2012 6:39 PM 11

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