Floribunda rose 'Bonica'
Floribunda Rose Bonica
Delivery height 50-60 cm
Floribunda roses are popular garden roses because of their low-maintenance. Bonica is a strong rose with plenty of perfect double rose pink flowers...
Floribunda roses are popular garden roses because of their low-maintenance. Bonica is a strong rose with plenty of perfect double rose pink flowers on dark green glossy foliage. It’s low growing but spreads wide with arching branches and is very hardy. Bonica also produces plenty of orange red seedpods and is resistant against rose diseases. A real winner!
|Botanical name||Floribunda rose 'Bonica'|
|Delivered as||Bare roots|
|Height delivery ex pot||50-60 cm|
|Plant spacing||75 cm|
|Plant Depth||25 cm|
|Preferred Soil||Well drained soil|
|Full grown height||125 cm - 150 cm|
|Mature width||80 cm - 100 cm|
|Pruning||March - April|
How to take care of Floribunda Rose Bonica
Choose a sunny site that gets at least 4 to 5 hours of sun. Soak any bare root roses in a bucket of water overnight before planting to help rehydrate them. For potted roses, water the pot thoroughly and let them sit in the water until ready to plant. Never plant Floribunda Rose Bonica during frost. If planting cannot take place immediately, keep Floribunda Rose Bonicain the packaging in a cold but frost-free place. Remove any stones and clumps and loosen the soil a little, dig a hole around approx. 30cm away from the fence or wall. For best results add well-rotted manure or compost to the soil. If planting bare root roses, form a small mound of soil in the centre of the planting hole. Plant Floribunda Rose Bonica so that the neck of the rose is about 5 cm below the ground. Fill the planting hole in and sprinkle some bone meal around the plant before pressing down firmly. Always water well after planting. Never let the rose fertiliser come in direct contact with the roots, there needs to be at least 10 cm between the roots and rose fertiliser. When Floribunda Rose Bonica is established and has filled the space available, excessive growth can be pruned back at any time. In late autumn or winter, flowered side shoots can be pruned back by two-thirds of their length. Use special Fertilizer regularly to encourage new growth during the following growth season.
Pruning: Cut back the main stems to 25-45cm (10-18in) above the ground, pruning to just above an outward-facing bud. Reduce side-shoots to three buds. Remove spindly or diseased growth. To encourage new, vigorous growth, cut back a third of the old stems almost to the base every year.
For additional instructions see product packaging.