Julia Child Floribunda Rose

2006 AARS Winner!
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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.

Genus Rosa
Variety 'WEKvossutono'
ppaf PP#18,473
Zone 6 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Compact
PlantHeight 3 ft 6 in
PlantWidth 3 ft 6 in
BloomSize 3 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Gift, Needs Deadheading
Bloom Color Yellow
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Licorice, Spicy, Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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Have you browsed through your favorite gardening catalog or website looking for the newest roses to plant in your garden and wondered whether it would be best to choose bareroot roses or those in nursery pots? Or does it matter? If you’re like most rose gardeners, this question has come up at one point or another. And we want to help you find the answer as to what’s the best for you and your garden.

Bareroot Roses


Bareroot roses are an inexpensive and easy option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Bareroot roses meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. And of course, since they aren't in soil when you get them, there’s no mess to contend with.

Bareroot roses may look dead, with their brown roots and dormant stem, but plants that arrive this way actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive growth of leaves during planting, which is very stressful.

You can plant your bareroot roses earlier in the growing season as well, since there aren't any leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area’s last frost date in the spring. Since they don’t have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish quickly.


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 decorative 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. As you can see, there are advantages to both bareroot or container roses, so whichever you decide is the best for your garden, we feel certain you’ll become a lifelong rose lover, if you aren't already!

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Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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I love Julia!!
Tracy from VA wrote (January 25, 2015):
Julia Child is the hardiest floribunda that I have ever had. She is disease resistant and keeps on blooming all summer and into the fall. I liked her so much that I bought another one for my deck, one for my brother and one for my mom! We all love her!
We love this rose
Mary Seaver from TN wrote (December 17, 2014):
We are using yellows in our garden, along with red, purple, and white. It is December, and we have had several frosts, but this rose is still putting out new growth. The cold so far has not been a problem for it.
Julia Child Beauty...
Lynette from CA wrote (October 16, 2014):
Years ago, I bought a Julia Child for my front walkway. It faithfully blooms the pants off any rose I've ever had. People, literally, stop driving or walking to gawk at it. Bought a second one and planted in half barrel in backyard...couldn't be happier and is growing like crazy! A happy rose and a happy camper (that would be me...)
Beautiful gold!
Ebilwabbit from CA wrote (November 18, 2013):
This shrub isn't tall or flashy yet, but all of the yellow blooms start such a rich deep gold hue and fade out to such a nice shade of lemony yellow that they're a real highlight next to their purple flower neighbors.
Easy & Beautiful
Susan from NJ wrote (October 02, 2013):
I bought one 3 years ago, my first rose. It is so fabulous, I bought another 3 this spring. I may buy more yet! It is disease & pest resistant, the flowers are gorgeous and smell divine, but just watch out for the thorns.
Great, Sturdy Rose!
Lisa from IL wrote (May 24, 2013):
This rose bush was planted as part of my landscaping about 5 years ago. It keeps coming back each year. I can't believe how many flowers this bush produces each month during the season. It is well over 5ft tall, but you can trim it back if desired. This would be a great rosebush for first-time rose owners. I live in the Chicago area so you know how tough our winters can be yet, each spring, this beauty graces my yard with her presence!

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