Monday, April 11, 2011

This Rose is Cooking!


This delightful, butter yellow rose is named after the famous cook, Julia Child.  I'm guessing it's because of the butter yellow color. 



The bush stays somewhat small and rounded as most floribunda roses do.  The deep green of the leaves sets off the yellow blooms perfectly.



Many floribundas have no fragrance, but this one is an exception.  It has a unique licorice-like fragrance that is very interesting and pleasant. 


This variety does fairly well without spray, but in late summer it gets blackspot and looks ragged.  It would peform better with fungicidal spray. 



The floribunda roses are all ever-bloomers, meaning they will almost continually be in bloom from spring till frost.  The spring flush is the most spectacular.  In the heat of summer, the yellow can be lighter and less rich.  This is one of the most popular floribundas on the market right now because it's such a good performer. 

2 comments:

NellJean said...

I wish I had bought more than two of Julia Child when the local big box had a bunch of them. The manager said she ordered because somebody (not I) asked for them and then they sat there for a while. They outperform Sunny KO and do not fade to white like Sunny.

meemsnyc said...

What a great name! Pretty yellow.