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Plants We Love: Julia Child Rose

The ‘Julia Child’ rose is an excellent rose to grow. It has great disease resistance, a naturally rounded growth habit and beautiful yellow roses with a spicy-sweet fragrance.
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Plant name: ‘Julia Child’ rose

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Botanical name: Rosa ‘Julia Child’

Virtues: Neatly rounded habit, long bloom period, gorgeous buttery yellow flowers, licorice scent, excellent disease resistance. Chosen as an All-America Rose Selections Winning Rose in 2006.

Flower: Deep buttery yellow flowers offer a spicy-sweet licorice-like fragrance. Flowers are up to 3.5 inches wide. Blooms from late spring through summer.

Foliage: Bright glossy green.

Habit: A floribunda rose. Rounded and bushy. 3 to 4 feet tall.

Spring through summer.

Cultivation: Plant in spring or early autumn in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil. Prune in early spring (before flower buds develop) if at all. Full sun brings best results. USDA Zone 5, or Zone 4 with winter protection.

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