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Julia's Rose, bred by Wisbech Plant Co., England, 1976.

'Julia's Rose'
'Julia's Rose' is one of the few tan/caramel colored roses on the market. I have developed a fondness for this hue in the past year or so, and have recently acquired this one. (See also 'Tantarra', 'Victoriana', and 'Cafe Ole', a few of the other "brown Roses")

I understand that 'Julia's Rose' is a bit finicky, and slow to become established, and requires the best of cultural attentions always. Apparently some people grow it in a large pot so they can control drainage and soil fertility better. It is likely to need protection from Blackspot if grown in a disease prone region, so be aware that you may need to spray.

I can't offer much commentary at this stage, as I have only had my plant a year, and have not seen it perform to its abilities yet. I will give you more information later on this year.

ARS merit rating: 6.2
Personal merit rating: undecided
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 6 to 10, zone 6 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 3 to 4 feet tall, depending on climate.

Fragrance: 2.0 slight fragrance.

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