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Bonica®

Type: Landscape

Large clusters of 2 1/2" soft candy-pink, fully double blooms are produced on arching canes covered with mid-green foliage. A lovely continual blooming shrub rose perfect for mass planting, hedges or specimen planting. Light tip pruning in the spring. Bright orange hips in the fall. The first shrub rose to win the All-American Award winner.

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Regular Price: $39.00

Special Price $20.00

(Gallon Pot)

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Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU LS776
Alternate Name(s) Bonica 82, Bonica Meidiland®, Démon
Specifc ARS Score 8.4
Bloom Type Fully Double
Breeder Code MEIdomonac
Characteristics Fragrance, Hedge, Hips, Shade
Specific Color Soft Pink
Country of Origin France
Fragrance Lightly Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 4 (-30° to -20°), 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # Pat. 5150
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant Yes
Approximate Size 4 1/2' X 4'
Year 1987

Reviews

Customer Reviews (17)

sweetnessReview by home
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I planted these late in the season (September), they will make a hedge when they grow up a bit. They are a powerhouse of blooms already. Tiny and sweet these flowers are! (Posted on 12/7/2018)
This rose is a WOWReview by garden gal
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I have planted Bonica roses since 1977, and they are huge, healthy, beautiful. They get very big, so warning. Plant them where you have plenty of room. I don't have room for one anymore, and I miss it. I am in zone 8b. (Posted on 11/13/2018)
Quality unsurpassed Review by JanB
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I found Heirloom Roses by accident. I am so happy I did. I have 2 Bonica’s, they have not disappointed. They are beautiful and I have bought 6 more roses because I trust the quality of Heirloom Roses. (Posted on 10/18/2018)
Beautiful Bonica!Review by Jennifer C.
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She is thriving in my zone 8b climate. When I saw Heirloom's picture of Bonica used as a shrub in a hedge I knew I had to have her. I have 1 in a large pot that is just wonderful & 2 on the way for my shrub/hedge plans. Her blooms are so pretty, love the shape & color. Can't wait to have a hedge just like Heirloom Roses! Many praises to HR for their excellent care in shipping, I'm hooked & won't purchase from anyone else! (Posted on 9/30/2018)
Healthy from the start !Review by Lulu
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I love roses but don't know a lot about them. I read up on them etc. I decided to get Bonica to add to a rose hedge (David Winter roses). I got a catalog in the mail from Heirloom roses, perused it, studied it, and chose Bonica. I got 3. They arrived in perfect condition and I planted them per instructions. They are little guys now, but all 3 plants bloomed and more than once! I look forward to next year when I'm sure they will start to get some size. And if you like pink - these are beautiful. Thanks. (Posted on 9/27/2018)
One of the most beautiful rose I have ever seen. Review by JanB
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When I purchased the Bonica I didn’t pay attention to the size, as it turned out it was perfect. It fit wonderfully in my main garden. It started blooming shortly after I planted it and has not stopped. It is beautiful and I am so happy I found Heirloom Roses. (Posted on 9/13/2018)
Love it!Review by Mary Moore
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This wonderful bonica arrived so small I thought it would take years to grow to its maturity. But wow, within weeks it had grown to twice its size with lovely leaves and blooms! It has been blooming all summer and into the fall - probably until frost. Been extremely happy with it! I'm in zone 8A. (Posted on 9/4/2018)
Nice roseReview by ( I have one...but I have forgorren)
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I am zone 5, so my roses must be very hardy. I have two Bonica roses. One is planted in a sunny spot, near our deck which is from the second floor. Bonica will easity climb a full story to our deck in a few years, giving us a lively flush of bloome several times a year. My other Bonica is planted on a trellis which is in the shade most of the day. It is “ hanging in there”, but seldom blooms. This rose is a very soft pink, nearly white. I recommend it...but she is most happy in sun, not shade. (Posted on 6/5/2018)
Beautiful hardy roseReview by Susabella
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I am in zone 8, the Kitsap Peninsula. I have had three of these beautiful Bonica roses in three different yards, and the first one I had was in Portland, OR. They get huge so plan for that. They are the healthiest rose of any I have ever planted, and absolutely gorgeous. I have cut back branches that have gotten very very long, and the rose doesn't mind a haircut at all. I highly recommend this beauty if you have room for it. (Posted on 4/20/2018)
Beautiful Bonica!Review by Nina
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I'm so in love with Bonica! I have planted it sometime in August and it have given several blooms since. Its still has two beautiful flowers and many buds even in mid- December in Seattle area! It has healthy foliage and has grown over 2'7" already. She has the most gorgeous of pinks! And its very disease resistant. And about Heirloom Roses.. well I cant ever buy Roses from anywhere else ever again..they are the best! (Posted on 12/18/2017)
Pleasantly surprisedReview by margaret
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My Bonica rose has done amazingly well in spite of a horrible Kansas summer. Clay soil, hot winds, high temperatures didn't seem to phase it at all. It hasn't gotten very big, but this is the first year and the blooming was terrific. The blooms are dainty and abundant and just keep coming. This rose is a definite keeper and I'm anxious to see how much more beautiful it will become through the years. (Posted on 10/1/2017)
LovelyReview by Shelley
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Summer, 2017 - Bonica started to bloom shortly after I planted it in my yard. I was pleasantly surprised to see beautiful flowers so soon. I absolutely love it and wish I had purchased more for my garden. It will be interesting to see how big it gets. (Posted on 9/29/2017)
Gorgeous roseReview by susabella
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I have had the Bonica in my gardens for several years. It is beautiful, it grows huge if it likes the spot it's planted. I have not had any problems, pests or diseases with it, but have had to cut it back occasionally as it got too big for it's location. Right now, I'm trying to find a perfect location in my current garden for another one. A few years ago I think I read that there was an improved variety, but I don't know what would need improving. (Posted on 8/24/2017)
Awesome!Review by Ashley
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I bought Bonica in a gallon pot in July 2016 and it took off as soon as I unboxed it, producing a few blooms and good foliage through September - all in a large pot with less than ideal sun (about 3-4 hours of direct sun in the afternoons). I proceeded to completely neglect it from October through April. Like, I literally just didn't even give it a glance, no pruning, no cover from snow/ice, nothing. Well, by mid-March, it was leafing out like crazy and now in mid-May, this thing is like 4 feet wide x 3 feet tall with thick canes and profuse leaves, looks like it's actually climbing out of its pot, and has some buds popping out already. It's a bit unusual to see a rose this bushy and ready to bloom in mid-May around these parts (Long Island, NY), especially one that is currently getting, at best, 2-3 hours of very filtered/indirect sun each afternoon. To be totally honest, this plant is sitting in the shade, for all intents and purposes. I've plucked a couple of aphids off of it, but not a hint of black spot despite its dark location and a ton of rain this spring. This is a seriously tough rose and if you're looking for something that is zero-maintenance and determined to thrive in the worst of conditions, Bonica is a great choice. While I'm not head over heels for its blooms, I will keep it in mind for the future for low hedges or other large-scale planting. I bought five different roses from Heirloom last summer and this one is the winner of that group by a very long margin! (Posted on 5/15/2017)
Stellar cold climate roseReview by Carol
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I bought three barefoot Bonica roses last year and they bloomed all summer and well into the fall. The bushes produced prolific flowers. It's been a long brutal winter and I'm hoping they survived. If not I'll buy more and replant them. These are gorgeous and tough little roses. (Posted on 4/10/2017)
Tough little roseReview by Catgardener
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I've had my Bonica for about 30 years. It has survived drought, freezes, neglect and shade and still keeps blooming. While the flowers are smallish and there's no detectable scent the pink blooms are cheerful and it's disease resistance is awesome. (Posted on 2/20/2017)
Bonica doing wellReview by Danny
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I planted Bonica two weeks ago and it doing well. Better than bareroot roses from another company. I will buy all future rose's from Heirloom Roses. (Posted on 6/6/2014)

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