Bonica® Rose

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Double Bloom Pink Explosion Bonica® Rose

  • Giant Soft Pink Double Blooms
  • Flowers Last Spring to Autumn
  • Hardy and Disease Resistant
  • Perfect for Flower Cutting
  • Pleasantly Fragrant
  • Popular Choice for Pollinators
  • Full Sun

Roses have long been a popular choice among gardeners and other growers. Between their stark resilience to environmental threats to a natural beauty that thousands of people adore, you can't go wrong with a rose bush in your growing area.

The extravagance of the Bonica® Rose (Rosa 'Meidomonac') lends itself to this renowned history. Named the World's Favorite Rose in 1997 and with countless awards under its belt this rose has earned itself a reputation worthy of praise.

This sturdy shrub rose displays out of this world clusters of flowers atop dark green, glossy foliage. These cotton candy pink double blooms are truly a sight to behold as they grow so well they seem unrealistically pretty even in person!

The pink explosions adorning this shrub are sure to bring beauty to your garden for months to come! These These shell pink flowers on this shrub rose begin in late spring and continue right up until frost!

Rest assured, the loss of flowers in the fall will not deter the Bonica Rose's quest for beautification! The coming of fall turns the cloudlike pink rose buds into bright orange red hips sure to stick around long into the cold winter months.

This shrub tends to grow dense and bushy. They make fantastic hedges, especially if you're looking for something full of color all season long!

The unrivaled beauty and hardiness of the Bonica Rose are sure not to let you down. For an extra splash of color in your growing area be sure to order a Bonica Rose from our expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery!

How to Use Bonica Rose in the Landscape

Pollinator gardens will appreciate the addition of the Bonica Rose! The long lasting blooms are a magnet to all kinds of butterflies, adding an extra layer of beauty to this already gorgeous plant.

This rose shrub looks like it was created to fit into the average cottage style garden. Its varied growth potential makes it a great accent flower to plants of all other sizes.

The Bonica Rose can last so long this plant has earned itself the nickname "landscape rose". Remember this when choosing the location for your rose shrub, as ideally it will be living there for the next decade or so.

Several of these shrubs in succession make for a decorated hedge or border wall. Formal gardens use this strategy to much success.

The stunning color of these shrubs roses would make the perfect backdrop for your family pictures. Consider planting behind a bench or along a brick wall for an Instagram worthy background from spring until frost!

The rose hips of the Bonica Rose can steal the show in winter months don't forget! Plant this rose shrub with this in mind, as the orange red hips accent brilliantly in the fresh winter powder.

#ProPlantTips for Care

The Bonica Rose is largely disease and pest resistant, but be sure to keep an eye out for any signs of damage. 

This rose shrub loves soaking up the sun! Be sure that this plant gets plenty of sun as it does not do well in the shade for long periods of time.

While it grows well enough on its own, the Bonica Rose can benefit from a little helpful fertilizer. Apply fertilizer as the plant begins to show signs of blooms for an effective health kick to this plant's development.

Fairly drought tolerant, you should be careful when it comes to overwatering your rose shrub. Depending on the weather your Bonica Rose can go up to 2 weeks without needing you to hand water it, so pay attention to the dryness of the soil before watering.

You can prune this plant to help take care of deadwood and promote healthier future bloom growth. Just before early spring growth starts trimming canes to about 6 inches as the best flowers will be produced from new vigorous wood.

Choose to add the Bonica Rose to your garden for a reliable and award winning eye catcher sure to decorate your growing space for years to come. Order your own today from Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Bonica® Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rosa 'Meidomonac'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes