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'Chocolate Rose' Description
'Julia's Rose' rose photo
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Russet Floribunda, Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Julia's Rose
Bred by Willem E Tysterman (United Kingdom, 1976). Bred by Wisbech Plant Co. Ltd. (United Kingdom, 1976).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Peter Beales Roses in 2006 as 'Chocolate Rose'.
Floribunda, Hybrid Tea.  
Russet. [Cream.]  Unusual colouring of cream, caramel and peach..  Mild fragrance.  20 to 22 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Dark green foliage.  

Height: 2' to 42" (60 to 105cm).  Width: 18" to 3' (45 to 90cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Heirloom Roses says this rose is named for Lady Julia Clements. Often confused in commerce with 'Café' (Foliage is different: Young shoots of 'Julia's Rose' are reddish, mature leaves dark green).

Shinomiya nursery lists breeder as B. Tysterman.

'Julia's Rose' was "found" as "Pashley Manor Rose" and re-introduced for a short period as 'Chocolate Rose'.

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