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Julia Child  rose photo courtesy of CarolynB's garden
Discussion id : 59-046
most recent 4 DEC 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 2 DEC 11 by Fredrik
What fantastic foliage! Is it always like that?
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Reply #1 of 7 posted 2 DEC 11 by CarolynB
JC's foliage does get a little worn-looking later in the season, as we have a long growing season here. But her foliage stays looking good for a long time, and virtually never has even a trace of fungal disease.
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Reply #2 of 7 posted 3 DEC 11 by Fredrik
Thanks! Seems like a top quality rose. The only thing left wishing for is self-cleaning. I saw from the various rose trials this years that there are a lot of new yellow roses similar to JC coming out shortly. Particularly from Kordes. But I could not see anyone which had the same strength and length of stems, holding up the flowers as beautifully as JC.
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Reply #3 of 7 posted 3 DEC 11 by CarolynB
In my experience, Julia Child is self-cleaning. Especially after the first spring flush, the ground beneath her is loaded with petals. I think I have a picture of that. I'll find it and post it sometime soon.
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Reply #4 of 7 posted 3 DEC 11 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Yes, it fades, then holds for a long while, but it does eventually self clean.
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Reply #6 of 7 posted 4 DEC 11 by Fredrik
Thanks, Robert!
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Reply #5 of 7 posted 4 DEC 11 by Fredrik
Even better! Well then, no reason to hesitate. Thanks, Carolyn. Looking forward to seeing that image.
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Reply #7 of 7 posted 4 DEC 11 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
You're welcome Fredrik. It's an excellent rose. I don't think you'll be disappointed.


Note to administration,

I think "Self Cleaning" would be an excellent characteristic to add to the ratings list.

It's a very important characteristic for garden roses.


Thanks, Robert
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