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Sonia Rose*

Rosa 'Sonia'

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Sonia Rose (Rosa 'Sonia') at Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center

Sonia Rose flowers

Sonia Rose flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Group/Class:  Grandiflora Rose

Description:

One of the most popular greenhouse roses as well as the home garden; beautifully formed coral blooms on tall firm stems are excellent for cutting; foliage has interesting coloring from medium green to burgundy; creates an elegant approach along walkways

Ornamental Features

Sonia Rose features showy lightly-scented coral-pink flowers with pink streaks along the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage edged in burgundy which emerges dark red in spring. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sonia Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Sonia Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sonia Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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