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
  • Rose

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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 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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