Julia Child Floribunda Rose (2022)


2006 All-American Rose Selections Winner | Portland's Best Rose

All-American Rose Selections (AARS) Award 2006

This yellow rose couldn't be more enticing if it smelled like hot, buttered popcorn. Or perhaps more fitting, Bernaise sauce on a tasty filet mignon. Named for the woman who brought French cuisine to the kitchens of America, Julia Child combines intoxication aroma with a delicious presentation of uplifting color.

No, you can't eat the beautiful flower, though its appealing licorice scent may bring you back to the days of penny candy stores. Giant clusters of big, fully double, 3-inch blossoms can be enjoyed numerous other ways, though, with this attractive dark-green shrub.

Of course, Julia Child looks great as cut flowers on a table, especially a dinner table. Standing atop long stems up to 17 inches high, this cultivar produces its blooms from pleasantly pointed ovoid buds clustered throughout the branches.

The compact shrubs measure only 3 feet in height and width, making them versatile enough for most garden recipes. Very heat tolerant, Julia Child is vigorous and resistant to disease. Requiring minimal care, it thrives in full sun and well-drained soil.

Pruning is recommended in the spring. Remove old and dead wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, remaining canes should be cut by one-third. In colder climates, additional pruning is usually helpful.


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Genus Rosa
Species hybrids
Variety WEKvossutono
ppaf PP18473
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Compact
Plant Height 3 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Bloom Size 3 in
Petal Count 35
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year,Easy Care Plants,Fragrance,Free Bloomer,Gift,Needs Deadheading
Bloom Color Yellow,Gold
Bud Shape Ovoid,Pointed
Foliage Color Dark Green,Glossy
Fragrance Licorice,Spicy,Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist, well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant,Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal, loamy
Uses Border,Cut Flowers,Ornamental
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada,Guam,Puerto Rico,Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 9 reviews

The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars

Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

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Customer Reviews

February 06, 2020

Firstly, this floribunda variety blooms prolific in an area with ample sun exposure. I purchased as I do love to cook and have all of Julia's cookbooks under my thumb. She needs little attention. Proper amount of water, sun and pruning. She grows large very easily. The first to the last bloom before frost is simply abundant. If you wish for a lovely cutting rose, Julia is great as if she has the room to grow, you can take many and not deplete your spot of sunshine. Great rose. And a great tribute to an amazing woman. Wish I had the room for another ! I only feed with an organic fertilizer. Julia has never had any pests or fungus.

Anna Jenny from ID

May 24, 2017

My favorite rose!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I was happy to find another Julia Child. We moved last summer and my own Julia Child did not survive the move. The other roses did, but Julia was the oldest one I had and for some reason she died. I am happy to find another to replace her. I LOVE this rose. It is absolutely beautiful. My favorite by far.

from OR

June 22, 2015

Best Roses!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Jackson & Perkins has been my "go to" vendor of fine roses for over thirty years. I have been a member of the rose test panel several times and I used to drive to Medford, Oregon to shop for bare root roses on sale. I am sorry that option is no longer available. I am hopeful my current purchase will bring me and my wife great joy for many years to come. We saw this rose in the rose garden at Shore Acres State Park on the Oregon coast two weeks ago and we immediately decided that we had to have a grouping of Julia Child floribunda roses for our yard!


January 25, 2015

Julia Child is the hardiest floribunda that I have ever had. She is disease resistant and keeps on blooming all summer and into the fall. I liked her so much that I bought another one for my deck, one for my brother and one for my mom! We all love her!

Tracy from VA

December 17, 2014

We love this rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

We are using yellows in our garden, along with red, purple, and white. It is December, and we have had several frosts, but this rose is still putting out new growth. The cold so far has not been a problem for it.

Mary Seaver from TN

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What to Expect

If this is the first time your are planting a bare root rose, you may be surprised by their brown roots and dormant stem. However, bare root roses provide the easiest and fastest way of planting roses without the concern of transplant shock.

Bare root roses may appear to be dead upon arrival, but the plants actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive and stressful growth of leaves right after planting.

Bare root roses are the best option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Our bare root roses are fully established plants that meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. Of course, since they are not in soil when you get them, there's no mess to contend with.

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You can plant your bare root roses earlier in the growing season, since there are no leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area's last frost date in the spring and no later than two weeks after that average date. Since they don't have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish faster than those that arrive in containers.

Due to the nature of plants and the fact that some are younger than others, there will be some variance in the size of our bareroot roses. However, they have all gone through the same quality inspections in order to make sure they meet the high standards we expect from all of our roses.

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Each Jackson and Perkins rose is individually inspected and graded to meet our standards for shape, viability, fragrance, and disease resistance.

Jackson and Perkins Exclusive Preservation Process

Our roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth utilizing a state-of-the-art wet cooler. By providing a uniform storage temperature just above freezing and employing a fog system to provide a consistent humidity of 100%, we are able to ensure that each of our roses remains fully hydrated and does not come out of its dormancy before leaving our facility. Bare root roses ordered elsewhere often arrive dry and shriveled. Through our exclusive preservation process, Jackson and Perkins is able to provide a fully hydrated premium bare root rose. Prior to entering the shipping container, we carefully wrap the root system to preserve the moisture and to provide a top-quality rose that is in optimal planting condition.

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Our Superior Bare Root Rose Growing Process

Our roses are hand budded by professional rose budders to ensure you receive a true-to-variety quality rose. This takes a special skill. These professional hand budders make sure the bud union lives and the rose plant becomes the premium Jackson and Perkins rose variety desired.

At the end of the rose growth cycle, when the rose plant has hardened off and is ready to be harvested, the roses are hand selected according to our top-quality Jackson and Perkins rose standards.

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The Jackson and Perkins Difference

Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals

California provides one of the finest rose-growing environments in the world. All of our roses are grown in soil that is tested and analyzed to ensure they are grown with the exact level of essential nutrients needed. The proper amounts of fertilizer, water, and nutrients are then added to the roses during their active growth cycle by our experienced rose growers.

Each rose is hand selected and prepared by seasoned professional rose growers. Our experienced growers are continually evaluating and testing the roses in the fields to ensure maximum rose health.

All of this tender loving care under the generous California sun results in a young but vigorously growing rose plant with a root system that is ready for fast blooming in your rose garden.

Exclusive and Superior Rose Breeding Process

Jackson and Perkins exclusive rose varieties have been bred to exhibit the most preferred rose characteristics for rose gardeners. It takes many years to develop a single rose variety, and our rose breeders have painstakingly evaluated, tested, and grown superior new genetic features into these new rose varieties for introduction.

The healthy rose plant canes are now hand groomed for the customers' garden presentation. The roses are then harvested at the perfect time in preparation for shipping and customer planting. All of these steps, from rose research, planting, budding, growing, harvesting and storing, are essential to ensure you receive a healthy, vigorous Jackson & Perkins rose plant, the WORLD’S FINEST ROSE.

Choosing Your Roses

Bare root roses are the most common form of roses for spring and early season planting, and come in two types: grafted and own root.

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Grafted roses, sometimes referred to as budded bare root roses, have roots that belong to a different variety of rose than the shoots. While the shoots will grow into the variety of rose you've selected, the root variety has been specially grown and developed for hardiness, improved resistance to common diseases, and improved resistance to certain weather conditions. The roots on any grafted rose you receive are usually already two years old, so they'll establish in your garden more quickly when planted.

Own root roses are grown from rose shoot cuttings and develop their own root system. Unlike grafted roses, both their roots and shoots come from the same variety of plant.

All Jackson & Perkins bare root roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth in our state-of-the-art wet cooler, so they'll be delivered to you with no foliage or blooms. The wet cooler has a uniform storage temperature set just above freezing and uses a fog system to provide consistent humidity of 100%, ensuring the roses remain fully hydrated and don't exit dormancy before leaving our facility. While you might see some variance in size, even within the same variety of bare root rose, all our roses meet the same rigorous standards of quality.

So, not sure which type of bare root rose you should choose? Don't worry, we've got that covered. We've researched which varieties of bare root roses grow better as grafted or own root, and both types can be planted in the early spring months, so just choose the variety of rose you're most interested in and get planting.

Though you might be surprised or intimidated when you receive a box of bare root roses filled with roots and shoots, rest assured, with the proper care, these little bundles will grow into stunning roses.

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Container Roses

Container roses are typically available in 2-quart sizes or larger and come with established foliage that may or may not have blooms. While bare root roses should generally be planted in early spring, container roses allow you quite a bit more flexibility in planting time, from spring all the way through fall in many zones. Fall can be a good season to plant container roses because it allows them enough time to establish themselves before cold or freezing temperatures arrive.

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