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Absolutely Fabulous Rose Rosa 'WEKvossutono'

Description

Julia Child loved cooking with real butter.  One look at this award-winning specimen will bring up fond memories of one of our favorite cooks.  This buttery yellow rose was bred in 2004 by Tom Carruth.  Prior to her demise, Julia Child chose this beauty to bear her name.  

Sporting 35 ruffled petals, the fully double flowers bloom continuously from late spring into fall with a delicious licorice-clove scent.  With a background of glossy green foliage, it will make a great addition to any garden.

Best grown in rich, fertile soil with adequate moisture.  Flowering will be at its best when a well-balanced fertilizer is applied in late winter or early spring, and again in early summer.  Mulching, to retain moisture, in late winter will also add to the plants well-being.  Remove mulch in the spring.

Water early in the day on a regular basis.  Avoid wet feet.  

It makes a great container plant with its compact, rounded habit.  In warmer climates, 'Julia Child' will grow taller (up to 5') and can be grown as a small tree.  

This easy keeper requires little maintenance.  Minimal pruning is required, however, will help to maintain its rounded shape. Once established, pruning will also encourage additional branching.   Deadheading will encourage additional blooms.  

The All-America Rose Selection, the most prestigious rose award in the US was awarded to this selection in 2006.  Also awarded the Best of the Best in 2010 and the Gold Star of the South Pacific in 2011.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  None noted.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rosa
    Family:
    Roseaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Grafting
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Australia
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts butterflies.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Easy to Grow
    Fragrance
    Textural
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Black spot
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Rose
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Prickles
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    An old-fashioned fully double bloom, with 35 buttery yellow petals. Its buds are pointed and full.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The glossy green leaves make an attractive addition to any garden, even when no blooms are present.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases