Rosa 'Bonica' is an irresistible variety of shrub rose which produces generous sprays of semi-double, shell-pink flowers nicely complimented by the dark, glossy foliage. Bushy and sturdy, this spreading small shrub is a repeat bloomer that is highly reliable and almost disease free. Very light fragrance.
- Its noteworthy qualities have earned it many awards including the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society and the All-America Rose Award. Named World's Favorite Rose in 1997!
- Blooming in flushes from late spring until frost, it remains attractive throughout, with its flowers replaced by a wonderful display of bright red hips which will last long into the winter.
- Growing up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and spreading 4-5 ft wide (120-150 cm), it makes a good flowering hedge. As a climber, it may reach up to 13 ft. height (400 cm). Spectacular when combined with the cool blue colors of salvia, nepeta or lavender.
- Best grown in full sun or partial shade, in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates some shade.