Julia Child Floribunda Rose

2006 AARS Winner!
2-Quart
Item # 32513
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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
Item Form 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
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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!
What to Expect
Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren’t dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into containers and make an attractive gift.

Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like.

Container-Grown Rose Instructions
  • When your roses arrive, water them thoroughly.
  • Choose a well-drained location that recieves at least 4 to 6 hours of direct sun each day. Dig a hole at least twice the size of the rootball. Mix the native soil with compost or other organic material and add superphosphates.
  • Gently loosen the rootball, place it into the hole so that the bud union sits 1 to 2 inches below soil level, and fill the hole with the remaining soil.
  • Water thoroughly, then mulch heavily around the base for winter protection. Your roses will arrive lightly pruned, so it is not imperative that you do any additional pruning before winter.