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Julia Child is part of the Rosa genus and is a Rose variety. Its scientific name is Rosa 'Julia Child'. Julia Child is a patented hybrid variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Mellow yellow and   Banana yellow, and typically produces a prominent licorice fragrance. The mature flowers are of a Double form. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green colour.

“Julia Child” is a lovely old fashioned floribunda rose that produces yellow abundant blooms with a sweet licorice fragrance. It is highly resistant to fungal diseases.

It is sold in the UK & New Zealand under the name ‘Absolutely Fabulous’. In Australia it is traded as ‘Soul Mate’, and in the Czech Republic it is called ‘Jiřina Bohdalová’ 2

This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Julia Child is known for its Shrub habit and growing to a height of approximately 75.0 cm (2.44 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid spring.

United States is believed to be where Julia Child originates from.

Julia Child Rose needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Julia Child have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Julia Child

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Resistant to black spot
Stems are moderately thorny

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Julia Child is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Julia Child are Zone 5 and Zone 9. Julia Child needs a loamy soil with a ph of 4.5 to 8.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Julia Child from seed

Hybrid variety. Will not reliably grow true to type from seed.

Transplanting Julia Child

Plant in full sun.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Julia Child is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Julia Child

Julia Child Patent Information

Rose Julia Child Etymology

Julia Child chose this rose to bear her name shortly before she died. Full story here:

Jiřina Bohdalová is a famous actress in the Czech Republic.

Registration name: WEKvossutono

Julia Child folklore & trivia

An All America Rose Selections winner in 2006.

Other Names for Rose 'Julia Child'

Absolutely Fabulous, Soul Mate, Anisade, Jiřina Bohdalová

Latest Rose 'Julia Child' Reviews

  • i just planted from a band this spring. Its already gone through several flushes of fragrant blooms. No blackspot, little insect damage. Everything you want in a yellow rose.

    5 stars

    anelson about growing julia child rose

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