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Groundcover Rose "Bonica"

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Bonica Shrub rose

Bonica is small shrub rose which is also well-suited as a ground cover rose. Introduced in 1981 by Meilland.

The key characteristics of "Bonica" are shown below:


Colour Pink

Type Double flowers

Scent None

Frequency Throughout the summer

When June to September



Rose type Shrub

Leaves Lots of glossy mid-green leaves

Height 1.2m (4ft)

Spread 1.5m (5ft)



Hardiness UK Fully hardy

USDA Zones Rosa Bonica is hardy to zone 5a, -28.8� C (-20� F)

Awards Bonica has been awarded the following:
Belfast Certificate of Merit (1983)
Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993)
All America Rose Selection (1987)

Parentage (Rosa Sempervirons x Marthe Caron) x Picasso

Available in UK David Austin Roses

Available in USA David Austin Roses

Available Australia Swanes Nurseries


COMMENTS   Bonica is a superb shrub rose which, at the picture on the left shows, is also ideal as a standard.

A compact rose with dense foliage, flowers that appear often and regularly. Good disease resistance.  

Bonica shrub rose picture

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