A Rose (Julia Child) and a Tip for a Happy, Healthy and Successful Life


Rose:   Julia Child

Class:   Floribunda, 2005

Fragrance:  Yes

Disease Resistance:   Excellent

Hybridizer:  Tom Carruth – 2006

Introducer:   Weeks Roses

Parentage: [(Voodoo x R. soulieana derivative) x Summerwine] x Top Notch

Julia Child has a rounded bushy habit, about 3 feet tall.  The bud form is pointed and opens into a full 3 ½ blooms with a petal count of 35 plus on medium-sized stem.  Foliage is bright super glossy leaves and has excellent disease resistance.   Julia Child was hybridized by Tom Carruth and is introduced by Weeks Roses of Upland, Calif.  With all the good qualities of Julia Child rose, I’m sure it will be as popular as her namesake.

Personally selected by the award-winning master chef herself, the late Julia Child, this rose combines old-fashioned style like a David Austin rose with delicious fragrance rarely found in a free-flowering plant.  Julia Child liked the butter gold floribunda with its strong sweet licorice and spice fragrance.  Julia Child rose is a 2006 AARS Winner. It adapts well to a wide variety of growing conditions.

Julia Child is a popular TV chef and author. She was born on August 15, 1912, in Pasadena, California and moved to France in 1948 where she developed a penchant for French cuisine. With a goal of adapting sophisticated French cuisine for mainstream Americans, she collaborated on a two-volume cookbook called Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which was considered groundbreaking, and has since become a standard guide for the culinary community. I bought a copy of the Mastering the Art of French Cooking when I was a young bride in the early 70s which I found myself referring to most often when I was entertaining then.  I still have my dog-eared copy of the book.  Julia Child was a television icon with her popular cooking show, The French Chef.


Tip #3 – A good sense of humor cures most all of life’s ills.


Until Next time. Stop and Smell the Roses

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author & Garden Writer



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