Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
|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|
|Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Berkeley Rose Garden, Jun 2003
|Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.|