Sonia Rose flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Group/Class: Grandiflora Rose
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
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.
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;
Sonia Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
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.