Please help ID this beautiful rose

sanrosa(5)September 14, 2010

Hi all! I hope someone can help me ID this lovely rose:

Its blooms are very distinctive, I call them chalis shaped, and the color is a lovely warm salmony pink:

The bush is over 10 years old. I don't remember where I got it. It is about 4 feet tall and wide. The blooms are borne singly on long stems:

It has little fragrance, rather a clean light scent, if any, and it blooms regularly through the summer. I hope someone can Help!

It is a very photogenic rose; I have tons more photos if you need more info.

Thank you for your interest and consideration.

Sandra

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sanrosa(5)

OK, I'll add some better photos of the bloom. These show the color more truely:

And the whole bush:

I really like this lovely, easy-care (ie, performs even when neglected) rose. I just wish I could remember what it is.
Sandra

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 9:06AM
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kstrong(10 So Cal)

There are hundreds of pink hybrid teas, so Id'ing solid pinks is always dicey. But I'll chance a guess anyway.
Maybe it's Sonia?

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 6:56PM
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sanrosa(5)

Thank you!
I looked up Sonia on Help me find, and it sure looks like it. I live in zone 5, and I give no special protection to this rose, and it over-winters just fine, though HMF says zone 7 and warmer; I think it rings a bell. I know I must have bought it somewhere on sale, and it says on HMF
"'Sonia' is the rose which has been the biggest commercial success in the world with about 40 million plants sold.
[From A Year of Roses, by Stephen Scanniello, pp. 146-147:] "
Thank you!
Sandra

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 10:53PM
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jaxondel

Your rose does bear a strong resemblance to 'Sonia' -- not only the bloom, but the growth habit and foliage as well.

The principal reason that 'Sonia' has been so successful in commerce is the fact that it has been THE pink florist rose for almost four decades now, & I would venture to guess that the bulk of its sales has been to commercial growers.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 9:17AM
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sanrosa(5)

Thank you, jaxondel, that is interesting. I grew up in a flower shop. My family owned a flower shop in Phoenix for some 50 years. I do remember working with Sonia roses, now that you mention it, (the 1970's was a long time ago), and it was a favorite. I never connected it with my bush. Now I'm really glad I have it, and know what it is; it brings back some very happy memories!
Thanks again!
Sandra

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 2:19PM
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