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'Julia Child ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 114-535
most recent 20 DEC HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 20 DEC by Planetrj (zone 11b)
This rose lived in my garden for 3 1/2 years. I gave it a chance. Perhaps I'm one of the few who had a negative experience with this, but it did not give off much fragrance no matter how I adjusted the pH. Secondary, it defoliates at the drop of a hat. It struggled for the entire 3 1/2 years. It requires regular spraying and I'm not about to do that. Quite possibly is a good rose with regular spraying, but that's why I'm not one of it's fans. Shovel pruned.
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Discussion id : 112-919
most recent 6 SEP 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 6 SEP 18 by Nola Z5a
J&P lists Julia Child as zone 5-10.
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Discussion id : 107-112
most recent 23 DEC 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 23 DEC 17 by StefanDC
This rose had very poor black spot resistance without spray in my garden near Washington, DC. To its credit, it seemed content to photosynthesize with green stems alone, and persisted for several years that way until I couldn't stand to look at it anymore.
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Discussion id : 107-030
most recent 17 DEC 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 17 DEC 17 by Michael Garhart
I'm probably among the few that dislike this rose.

I don't particularly like the habit, and it defoliates from BS greatly here in NW Oregon.

I prefer its descendent Sparkle n Shine. The scent is a lot nice, and the color is A+. BS isn't an issue for it here. It, however, can be a little more cold tender.

Or Sunsprite, which is the old stand by. It does its job and smells nice. It's more cold hardy than both. At least here.
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