Julia’s Rose is my favourite ….. no, to say it is my favourite rose it too big a call.
To say Julia’s Rose is my favourite Hybrid Tea may also be too big a call but it is, indisputably, my favourite coloured rose. It is magnificent. It is truly cafe au lait.
Rose books warn that Julia’s Rose is only for rose enthusiasts as it is susceptible to disease and isn’t particularly strong. But it would be a hard heart which did not forgive it for these failings once they had seen the bloom.
My Julia’s Rose does not get any more attention than my other roses. They have a hard life with one watering a fortnight yet it is still there flowering in March. The bush is not particularly tall or dense and I am sure it would be happier with a little more pampering … but wouldn’t we all?