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Julia Child Rose

​Rosa ‘Julia Child’

  • Common Name: ‘Julia Child’ Rose

  • Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Julia Child’

  • Family Name: Roseaceae

  • Origin: United States

  • Height: 2’ – 3’

  • Width: 2’ – 3’

  • Growth: moderate

  • Zone: 5A – 10A

  • Light Needs: Full sun

  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown

  • Soil/PH/Texture: Tolerates a wide variety of humus enriched, well-drained soils from sandy loam to clay loam; roses live best in a pH range of 6.0-7.2 with 6.5 being the ideal for optimum growth and flowering. (pH outside of this range causes loss of nutrients which has a detrimental effect of roses.)

  • Soil Moisture: average watering, moist but do not over water

  • Drought Tolerance: low - none

  • Pests/Diseases: roses are bug and disease resistant with a moderate amount of care.

  • Growing Conditions: Easy to grow, low maintenance - Prune to maintain shape and increase branching once established and remember to remove any dead or damaged branches.

  • Characteristics: has dark green, glossy, leathery leaves, the blooms are clusters of fragrant (Spiced licorice candy fragrance) butter gold flowers, medium sized, very full, and old fashioned, 35+ petals, that appear in Late spring – Early summer and bloom repeatedly.

  • Propagation: by stem cuttings, grafting or budding

  • Wildlife: attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds

  • Facts: Hybridized by Tom Carruth in2004 and introduced in 2006 in the US and in 2009 to Australia – parents of this rose are (Voodoo x R. soulieana) x (Summerwine) x Topnotch. (Additional Cultivar information: PP18473, aka WEKvossutono, Julia Child™, Absolutely Fabulous, Anisade®, SASOL Rose, Soul Mate)

  • Designer Considerations: make beautiful floral arrangements, dried or fresh.

Julia Child Rose

Location

Rose Garden