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'Julia Child ™' rose Reviews & Comments
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.
Discussion id : 93-371
most recent 22 OCT 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 13 JUN 16 by johnm99
Really about as perfect example of what a floribunda should be as any rose. Extremely remontant, growing new stems even while the earlier ones are still in prime bloom. The early phase bloom colour is really striking, fading pleasantly. Not as fragrant for me as others describe, but a superb rose. Makes a great standard.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 22 OCT 17 by Plazbo
Agree on the fragrance. I encountered the plant from 3 different sources and don't understand how it can be described as strong as I barely smell anything, the blooms generally fade within a day to pale yellow. May be a climate issue though, being in Australia where it's often far warmer as it appears much of its praise comes from those in cooler climates
Discussion id : 100-960
most recent 17 JUN 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 JUN 17 by jeffbee
good resistence to disease, very fast repeat, very vigorous growth, very strong fragrance, non-fading color. Almost perfect.
the fragrance is like anise or cinnamon or sth like that , I don't like the type fragrance though it's very intense.
Discussion id : 88-746
most recent 17 OCT 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 OCT 15 by rosegeek
My Julia Child is a blooming machine, she will bloom from March to November in zone 9. The buttery yellow blooms fade to white and the petals can be a chore to clean up. I have her planted in partial shade and she is quite happy there, she also does well in the heat of summer. She is somewhat disease resistant, I have to spray occasionally for BS. As a floribunda she doesn't produce blooms for the vase but rather blooms to enjoy in the garden or walkway, the fragrance is marvelous.
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