Royal Bonica

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Photo of Rose All that Jazz at Colonial Park Rose Garden The flowers of Royal Bonica are darker than those of its more common namesake. And I do believe the plant is more thoroughly covered with them. But the ultimate question "is this a better rose?" is not answered by these facts alone.

There is a kind of disheveled sensibility to Royal Bonica that is not present in its predecessor. So while parent Bonica rates 8.4 with ARS members, its royal sport garners just 7.8.

Meilland, France Recently
Zone 4-9
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Berkeley Rose Garden, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.