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'Bonica ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 103-821
most recent 1 AUG 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 AUG 17 by Sambolingo
Available from - Old Market Farm
Discussion id : 55-199
most recent 3 JUN 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 16 JUN 11 by Simon Voorwinde
Is the seed parent of 'Bonica' a rose called 'Swany' (see: ). They have identical parentages.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 16 JUN 11 by RoseBlush

The seed parent could be 'Swany' or it could be a sister seedling to Swany' with the same cross.

Reply #2 of 3 posted 17 JUN 11 by Simon Voorwinde
Yes... I guess so :-)
Reply #3 of 3 posted 3 JUN 14 by Michael Garhart
More likely Swany than Alba Meidiland. Meilland seems to use their own named cultivars, listed as seedlings for their records. Alba Meidiland is absent of sexual parts -- at least in this area.
Discussion id : 75-908
most recent 5 JAN 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 JAN 14 by Nastarana
Craig Tufts, author of The BackYard Naturalist, recommends Bonica for wildlife friendly yards.

see: Tufts, Craig, The Backyard Naturalist, 1993, pub. by The National Wildlife Federation, p 71 "A Rose for All Seasons".

"offers lots of bloom over a period of months. It is very hardy, practically care free, densely shrubby, and bears heavy crops of hips through the fall and into the winter"

Tufts recommends placing Bonica near bird feeders--"offers safe harbor for many species of song birds..."
Discussion id : 73-724
most recent 25 AUG 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 AUG 13 by Renato Emma
Rosa a cespuglio Floribunda/Ground Cover, a portamento allargato, ricoprente e vigoroso. Fogliame folto, sm/piccolo, sm/lucido, verde scuro. Fiori a mazzi, rosa delicato con bordi piu' scuri, fragranza dolce e delicata. Resistente a freddo e malattie; rifiorente. Famosissima. H.70-80cm L.120cm. Premiata con RHS Award of Garden Merit.
(ROSACEAE) (Marie-Louise Meilland, Meilland Intern., Francia, 1981)
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