Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium yellow
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Tom Carruth, 2004
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer
Awards: AARS: 2006

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: (Voodoo x Summer Wine) x Top Notch
Child plants: 8 child plants

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Julia Child'
  • 'WEKvossutono'
  • 'Absolutely Fabulous'
  • 'Anisade'
  • 'Soul Mate'
  • 'Jirina Bohdalova'

Common names
  • Floribunda Rose
  • Rose
Also sold as:
  • Jiřina Bohdalová

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2013-10-01
Will continue to throw out blooms into December.

Date: 2019-09-27
Location: My garden in SoCal.
Date: 2019-04-15
Location: Huntsville, Al
Date: 2023-04-16

Date: 2019-09-28

Date: 2017-05-06
with a guardian
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2018-04-21
Cultivar finally confirmed by former resident who planted.
Location: raleigh little theater rose garden
Date: 2023-09-30
Location: Central Pa.
Date: July 2018
Julia Child rose
Location: Prescott, AZ
Date: 2017-08-19
Julia Child, Fourth Season. It's Fall and the flowers don't fade

Date: 2019-06-30

Date: May 2021
Location: Central Pa.
Date: August 2018
Julia Child rose

Date: 2016-05-28
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-11-26
Location: My garden, Baltimore MD
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-03-31

Date: 2021-02-23

Date: 2021-06-08

Date: 2020-03-21
Photo by seilMI

Date: 2021-05-10
Location: in my garden
Date: 2017-06-19
Location: Fellows Riverside Gardens, Youngstown, Ohio
Date: 2017-06-06
Julia Child Rose 007

Date: 2015-05-15
Location: My garden
Date: 2023-05-25
Location: Home Fence 
Date: 6/6/21
By KySprout

Date: 2018-11-02
Rosa 'Julia Child'
Photo by MargieNY
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by zuzu
Photo by Calif_Sue
Photo by Newyorkrita
Location: San Diego County Fair
Location: My garden, Baltimore MD
Date: 2018-05-06
Photo by lovemyhouse
Location: My garden
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2013-04-29

Date: 2018-11-02
Rosa 'Julia Child'

Date: 2007-05-07
Photo by lovemyhouse

Date: 2021-02-14

Date: 2008-01-01
South Africa made it thru a zone 5a winter with no protection. Ca

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

Photo courtesy of: florum
Photo by Skiekitty
Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-06-01
Julia in Full Bloom-first year plant

Date: 2016-06-25
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-7-27
Rose Julia Child
Photo by MargieNY
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-11-26
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2011-04-01

Date: 2014-12-09
Photo courtesy of: T.Kiya

Date: 2016-05-28

Date: 2016-05-28

Date: 2019-06-23

Date: 2019-06-23
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02
Photo by Lynn0805
Location: Roxbury Farm and Garden Center - Fredericksburg, VA
Date: 2016-04-30
Location: Roxbury Farm and Garden Center - Fredericksburg, VA
Date: 2016-04-30
Location: Alexander's Farm Market, Whitmore Lake, MI
Date: 2009-05-20

Date: 2013-08-08
Location: Sacramento State Capitol World Peace Rose Garden
Date: 2014-04-17

Date: 2019-08-23
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-24

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-07-25
You can see an earwig hanging out in the petals.  Yuck.
Location: The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain, Goffstown NH
Date: July 2, 2022
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden
Photo by oliversf

Date: 2012-05-18
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-05-15
Location: Islamabad, zone 9b
Date: 2016-04-07
Location: Cherokee County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden, Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2012-04-30

Date: 2016-05-28

Date: 2016-05-28
Location: Strood Kent United Kingdom
Date: 2015-06-06
Floribunda lovely Rose
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02

Date: 2015-05-15
Location: Roxbury Farm and Garden Center - Fredericksburg, VA
Date: 2016-04-30

Date: 2013-08-08
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Blooms smaller than previous year at same time.
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Photo by zuzu
Location: Rose garden
Date: 2013-0606
Location: Rose garden
Date: 2013-0611
Location: Rose garden
Date: 2014-08-27
Photo by DianeSeeds
Location: Rose garden
Date: 2014-08-27
Location: Rose garden
Date: 2014-08-27
Location: Rose garden
Date: 2014-08-27
Photo by lovemyhouse

Date: 2012-05-10
Location: Orem, Utah
Date: 2012-05-10
At Sunriver Nursery

Date: 2016-09-03
Location: Rose Garden Center, Tyler, Texas
Date: 2014-05-03
  • Uploaded by jon

Date: 2012-05-18

Date: 2012-05-18

Date: 2007-05-07

Date: 2007-05-07
Photo by stephgem

Date: 2015-05-15
Location: Alexander's Farm Market, Whitmore Lake, MI
Date: 2009-05-20
Location: Alexander's Farm Market, Whitmore Lake, MI
Date: 2009-05-20
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2013-08-08

Date: 2013-08-08
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2014-10-21
A very "hippy" rose. LOLLL
Photo by jon
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Birmingham Botanical garden 
Date: 2015-10-23
Photo by kbw664

Date: 2012-05-10
Location: Rose Garden Center, Tyler, Texas
Date: 2014-05-03
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Rose Garden Center, Tyler, Texas
Date: 2014-05-03
  • Uploaded by jon
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Comments:
  • Posted by CindiKS (Wichita, Kansas - Zone 7a) on Feb 3, 2014 9:32 PM concerning plant:
    The year before Julia Child was introduced into retail garden centers, I saw a group of 6-8 of them at the Tulsa Rose Gardens. It's a huge test garden, with hundreds of varieties. There's at least 6 of each rose. The group of Julia Childs were all blooming, and totally free of disease. They were the finest group of any roses there, and they couldn't have been more than 2 years old. I was so impressed that I bought 4 for myself as soon as they became available. It does not disappoint. Mine are in with irises with "buttery" or "creamy" names and white or yellow coloring. The combination works, but the most impressive thing is how the roses bloom continually yet get very little water, because I prefer to keep the irises on the dry side.
    Julia Child's blooms are more on the creamy side, unlike Sunsprite, which is a clear bright yellow.
    I think that is why they blend so well with the softer iris colors.
  • Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Jul 26, 2013 10:23 AM concerning plant:
    Survives my zone 5 comfortably with moderate mulch protection. Doesn't get overly big here. Tallest it's ever been was about 18" and about 24" around. A very good floribunda, though. Smells wonderful. Kind of poor vase life (2-3 days) as it's shatter-prone to me. And earwigs seem to be attracted to this rose in particular. Don't know why. They don't hang out near the Scentimental, the Honeysweet, the Joseph's Coat, or the Othello that are right next to this rose within a 4ft radius.
  • Posted by MNdigger (Anoka County, Minnesota - Zone 4a) on Dec 3, 2022 10:33 PM concerning plant:
    I love this flower. The yellow color is bright and the plant is constantly in bloom. Heat sensitive 90+. Full sun. Water daily. We were experiencing pretty severe drought in 2022 with heat. I am in zone 4a. Attempting to overwinter with 8" of dirt and 12" of mulched leaves to cover. I see it is listed in various sites as zone 5/6. I generally have success with zone 5 roses so we will see what happens.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 16, 2011 2:32 PM concerning plant:
    I do love this yellow floribunda. The shrub stays small in my garden. I seem to have many yellow roses. Much more disease free than Sunsprite (another yellow floribunda) although I still would recommend systemic fungicide in the humid northeast. I personally love the way the blooms open a deeper yellow and then slowly fade to just a hint of yellow on a pale bloom just before the flower is done.
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Sep 29, 2011 6:14 PM concerning plant:
    An all around excellent rose! Lots of blooms, great looking foliage, and a sweet wonderful fragrance make this rose worth growing.
Plant Events from our members
Calif_Sue On March 8, 2015 Transplanted
Val_The_GardeNerd On August 10, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
I took the leap and got my first Rose bush. "Julia Child" from Weeks Roses purchased at Valley growers too here in zone7b. This plant has been a showstopper from the start. Blooms. For. Days. It has bloomed from March to August thus far. Very pleased
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