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Plant Profile: Rosa ‘Julia Child’

Julia-childs-bush-225x300 (1)Think of golden butter and delicious fragrance and Julia Childs comes to mind, either the well-know chef or the rose that she chose to bear her name. A popular exhibition rose, the full flowers open from pointed buds, and have up to 45 golden-yellow petals and a strong spicy, licorice fragrance. They are cup-shaped and borne singly or in small clusters. The plant blooms continuously and is rarely out of bloom. Its rounded, bushy habit and glossy, bright green leaves are attractive all season. One of our favorite roses for the vase as a single bloom will scent an entire room.

Type: Floribunda

Origin: Tom Carruth, US, 2005

Parentage: [Voodoo x R soulienana derivative) x Summerwine] x Top Notch

Flower Size: 3½”

Petal Count: 35-45

Scent: Strong, spicy, licorice

Flowering: Cintinuous

Plant Size: 26″ to 31″ H x 20″ to 26″ W

Hardiness: Zone 5 and warmer

ARS: 8.2

Awards: American Rose Society Members’ Choice 2009, American Rose Society , All American Rose Selection winner.

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