Julia Child Floribunda Rose

2006 AARS Winner!
2-Quart
Item # 32513
$22.95
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Named for the renowned American chef, who would appreciate its combination of butter-yellow and fragrant anise!

Of course it's not edible, but this splendid AARS-winning floribunda honors one of America's greatest chefs with magnificent color and scent! The big, fully double, 3-inch blossoms are butter-yellow and wonderfully redolent of licorice. They arise in giant clusters all over compact, disease-resistant shrubs just 3½ feet high and wide--perfect for any location from the border to your finest containers! The blooms open from pointed, ovoid buds and stand atop stems 20 to 26 inches long. And the lovely glossy, dark green foliage keeps it attractive even when not in bloom.

Bred by multiple AARS winner Tom Carruth, this splendid rose offers perfect form on each petal-packed blossom. Cut all you like for indoor arrangements; the long late spring to early summer bloomtime of 'Julia Child' ensures that there will be more blossoms on the way! Very heat tolerant, this compact, vigorous shrub is easy to care for in the sunny garden.

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. Spring pruning is recommended. Old and dead wood should be removed and canes that cross need to be cut back. Gardeners in warmer climates should cut back the remaining canes by about one-third, while those in colder areas will probably want to prune a little more than that.

Genus2 Rosa
Variety 'WEKvossutono'
ppaf PP#18,473
ItemForm 2-Quart
Zone 6 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Compact
PlantHeight 3 ft 6 in
PlantWidth 3 ft 6 in
BloomSize 2.5 in - 4 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Gift, Needs Deadheading
BloomColor Yellow
BudShape Ovoid, Pointed
FoliageColor Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Licorice, Spicy, Strong
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Julia Child Floribunda RoseJulia Child Floribunda Rose
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Easiest Rose Plant, Ever!
Lisa from IL wrote (June 16, 2012):
I bought this rose plant 5 years ago. Being new to homeownership and planting in general, I had no idea how to care for the plant. This rose plant comes back every season, with very little care. I have never had a disease on this plant. Last season was a very busy one for me. Unfortunately, I didn't deadhead like I normally would. I used slow-release fertilizer in spring and fall. The canes were cut back but never wrapped. Not only did this rose come back this year, despite some neglect, it came back in full force...now over 5 ft tall! The flowers are abundant, too. I get so many compliments on this rose, everyone asks me where I got it. I would recommend this rose to anyone. Easy to grow, low maintenance, comes back each year, and many beautiful flowers throughout the entire season!

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