Rosa Floribunda Julia Child

Fast Facts

  • Name: Rosa Floribunda Julia Child
  • Bred by: Tom Carruth
  • Introduced: 2006
  • Growth: Compact, bushy shrub, 2-3 ft in height and spread
  • Blooms: Double blooms
  • Color: Deep golden-yellow
  • Foliage: Dark green, semi-glossy leaves
  • Flowering: Repeat blooming throughout the season
  • Climate: Suitable for USDA zones 5b and warmer
  • Disease Resistance: Good disease resistance
  • Growing Classification: Floribunda Rose
  • Origin/Distribution: Bred by Tom Carruth in the United States
  • Blooming Season: Late spring through fall

Should you Buy One?

Consider adding Rosa Floribunda ‘Julia Child’ to your garden if you admire the rich, golden-yellow blooms that resemble the color of butter. This compact shrub rose offers continuous blooming throughout the season, infusing your garden with warmth and charm. With good disease resistance and a manageable size, it’s an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.

Rose Care for Julia Child

‘Rosa Floribunda ‘Julia Child” thrives in full sun, so ensure it receives ample sunlight. Plant it in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter to promote healthy growth. Maintain consistent moisture in the soil, especially during the growing season. Apply a balanced rose fertilizer in spring and early summer to support blooming. Prune in late winter or early spring to maintain shape and encourage new growth while removing any dead or diseased branches. ‘Julia Child’ roses exhibit good disease resistance, reducing the need for chemical treatments.

General Rose Care Tips

  • Sunlight: Ensure roses get 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
  • Watering: Water deeply and regularly at the base, preferably in the morning.
  • Soil and Drainage: Use well-drained, organically rich soil.
  • Mulching: Apply mulch to retain moisture and control weeds.
  • Fertilizing: Use a balanced rose fertilizer in early spring and throughout the growing season.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring to remove dead branches and shape the plant. Regularly deadhead spent blooms.
  • Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for pests and diseases and treat promptly.
  • Air Circulation: Space roses to ensure good air flow around the plants.
  • Winter Care: In cold climates, mulch the base after the first hard frost for protection.
  • Regular Inspection: Check roses often for signs of stress or damage.

FAQs about Rosa Floribunda 'Julia Child'

‘Julia Child’ roses are hardy to USDA zone 5b, making them suitable for regions with moderately cold winters.

Fertilize ‘Julia Child’ roses with a balanced rose fertilizer in early spring and again in early summer to support vigorous and continuous blooming.

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