'Julia Child ™' rose Description
Photo courtesy of CarolynB's garden
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Medium yellow Floribunda.Registration name: WEKvossutonoExhibition name:
Julia Child ™
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: 28" to 33" (70 to 85cm). Width: 20" to 26" (50 to 65cm).
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.
very abundant bloom, sweet licorice fragrance, very glossy foliage, old fashioned form, rounded bush
Australia - Patent No: AU5073P on 13 Aug 2015
Application No: 2009/219 on 1 Sep 2009 VIEW PBR PATENT
Unnamed seedling’ x ‘MACamster’ .... Breeder: Tom Carruth, Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc., Upland, CA, USA....First sold in USA in December 2006 as ‘Julia Child’; First sold in Australia in August 2009 as ‘SoulMate’
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