Frida Kahlo and Julia Child Roses

Frida Kahlo and Julia Child Roses
Roses are often named for celebrities and other famous people. Some of the roses bred by David Austin were named for family members, while others were named for well known English authors or literary works.
In the case of the Julia Child floribunda rose, Julia Child chose the rose which was named in her honor. She was particularly fascinated by the unique scent of the flowers, but she also loved the wonderful rich color of the blooms.

Frida Kahlo Floribunda Rose

Recommended for zones four through ten, Frida Kahlo floribunda rose is two to five feet in height. The plant will tolerate some partial shade.

This is an upright, vigorous, bushy, compact plant with good disease resistance. Frida Kahlo rose was introduced in 2018 by Weeks Roses. It was hybridized by Christian Bedand and Tom Carruth. Its parentage includes City of San Francisco, Baby Love, and an unidentified rose.

Frida Kahlo rose bears lovely blossoms from late spring through the fall. These blooms are borne in small clusters.

The sweetly scented flowers appear on medium length stems. Three to four inches wide, the medium to large flowers feature a twenty-five to forty petal count.

These roses are very full and ruffled. The petals display an intriging mixture of colors. Typically, they’re pinkish-rose to scarlet red. The petals can also feature stripes and tinges of yellow or golden orange. As the blossoms age, the colors tend to deepen.

Julia Child Floribunda Rose

This award winning rose is very disease resistant and is known to be a very reliable variety.

Introduced in 2006 to the U.S. by Weeks Roses, it was hybridized by Tim Carruth. In the United Kingdom, this rose is known as the Absolutely Fabulous rose. The plant’s parentage included Voodoo, Top Notch, Summer Wine, and a Rosa soulieana hybrid.

Suitable for small gardens, the dense, rounded, small to medium sized bush is two to three feet in height with a matching spread. It is recommended for zones four through ten. The plant will tolerate some shade.

Julia Child rose was named an All America Rose Selections winner in 2006. One of the surprising features of this rose is the appealing fragrance, which is a combination of spice and licorice. The flowers are borne heavily all season long from late spring through the fall.

The very floriferous plant features old fashioned type, very full blooms with over fifty-five petals. These make a great cut flower. Julia Child roses are 3½ to 5½ inches wide. The petals are a gorgeous, rich buttery yellow.

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