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'Julia Child ™' rose Description
'Julia Child ™ (Floribunda, Carruth, 2004)' rose photo
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Medium yellow Floribunda.
Registration name: WEKvossutono
Exhibition name: Julia Child ™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2004).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2006 as 'Julia Child'.
Introduced in Australia by Swane's Nursery/Swane Bros Pty Ltd in 2009 as 'Soul Mate'.
Butter-yellow.  Strong, anise, licorice fragrance.  30 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, globular, old-fashioned bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact, rounded.  Medium, glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  
Height of 28" to 33" (70 to 85 cm).  Width of 20" to 26" (50 to 65 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10a.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , very mildew resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Breeder's notes:
very abundant bloom, sweet licorice fragrance, very glossy foliage, old fashioned form, rounded bush
Australia - Application No: 2009/219  on  2009   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 18,473  on  5 Feb 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  19 Sep 2006
Renamed 'Absolutely Fabulous’ in the UK