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Rose Bonita™
(Perfect Nostalgia)


£25.00 £21.25
April - November
150cm x 150cm
Fully Hardy

Bonita™ rose, a time machine for your garden! It’s like planting a touch of the past. Just wait until your garden starts serving tea and crumpets – the vintage vibe is real!

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Very Fragrant

RHS Plants For Pollinators
RHS Garden Merit Award
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The Rose was one of the first plants to be used for ornamental planting. Adopted by British gardeners for hundreds of years. Perfect Nostalgia Roses are a selection of classic forms and colours with a modern twist to ensure healthy plants for the garden; carefully bred, grown and curated to provide the finest quality roses for your garden. Rose Bonita™ takes its place as a valued member of the prestigious Perfect Nostalgia collection; a nostalgic rose that harks back to the grace and charm of yesteryear, gracing your garden with large, very double, salmon-orange blooms with a lighter reverse. The salmon-orange petals of Bonita™ create a sense of romance and nostalgia, reminiscent of a time when gardens oozed classic beauty and elegance. Its clusters of blooms create a captivating visual display, set against lush, dark green deciduous foliage. The perfect backdrop for beautiful roses. Bonita™ provides continuous flurries of blooms throughout the Summer months. Bonita™ has a truly magical fragrance. The blossoms carry a very fragrant scent that transports you to the past, to gardens filled with the scent of classic beauty. This aromatic profile adds a sensory dimension to your garden. As a bushy moderate shrub, Bonita™ is remarkably versatile, working well with trellis and arbours, and fits seamlessly into a range of garden settings, from garden beds and borders to the charm of Cottage Gardens, Mediterranean Gardens and Informal Gardens.

Planting Conditions

Planting the Rose Bonita™ involves creating the perfect conditions to ensure its lasting beauty and fragrance. Select a well-drained, loamy soil that provides excellent moisture retention without water logging. This rose variety thrives in locations that receive a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight daily, ensuring vibrant growth and blooming. When planting, dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball, ensuring that the graft union is at ground level, allowing for proper root development and stability. Ensuring that the graft union (i.e. where the cultivar joins the rootstock and the point from which the branches originate) is at soil level (not below as this is reported to increase the risk of rose dieback). Spacing is essential, with individual roses typically needing 2 to 3 feet of separation. Applying a layer of organic compost around the base helps regulate soil temperature, reduce weed growth, and retain moisture. By adhering to these planting conditions, you'll provide the perfect environment for Bonita™ to thrive.

Watering & Feeding

Watering and feeding Rose Bonita™ is vital for its vitality and ability to showcase its stunning features. When it comes to watering, strive for consistent moisture in the soil. Deep watering is essential, ensuring the roots are thoroughly saturated, particularly during hot or dry periods. Morning watering is advisable to allow the foliage to dry during the day, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. To prevent potential issues, avoid overhead watering and opt for methods like soaker hoses to deliver water directly to the base of the plant. Feeding is equally important. Slow release rose fertiliser is advised. Typically, two feedings in Spring and late Spring or early Summer are beneficial. However, take care not to over-fertilise with excessive nitrogen, as this can lead to vigorous foliage growth at the expense of blooms.

General Care

General care for the Bonita™ Rose is vital to ensure its health and showcase its exquisite beauty. Regular pruning, typically during the dormant season in late Winter or early Spring, involves the removal of dead or diseased branches, shaping the plant, and stimulating fresh growth and continuous blooming. Practicing deadheading throughout the growing season by removing spent blossoms encourages new flower production. Vigilance against common rose pests, such as aphids and spider mites, is essential, with prompt action through appropriate remedies if needed. Feeding the rose is crucial, employing slow release fertiliser is advised for your Bonita™, following recommended application rates and schedules.