Just Joey

Just Joey is one of the world’s all time favourite roses. I read somewhere (but can’t remember where) that it is Australia’s most popular apricot rose.  It is certainly popular in Perth.  Ask anyone to name one apricot rose and Just Joey rolls off their lips.  It is for this reason that I resisted buying one for a long time.  I didn’t want to conform.  But when everyone else is right, why hold out? 

Just Joey bears huge, loosely, double flowers that have excellent form and bud.  They are deep apricot in the centre, fading towards a delicate peach on the edges.  They are classically shaped with frilled petals.  The blooms appear on long stems and last well in the vase.

Flower production is excellent. It is extremely free flowering .  The bush is healthy and robust.

Just Joey  has won many awards.  Just Joey is a Hybrid Tea rose, introduced in 1972 by Cant (UK).


3 thoughts on “Just Joey

  1. so my IMK post this month had a gorgeous rose, one that I didn’t know the name of, and I couln’t help but think of your blog and all the rose varieties you post.
    Hubby said it was a Just Joey. I didn’t believe him until I checked in here.
    Low and behold of course it was the Just Joey 😉

    • Hi Lisa That is great news, Just Joey is a fantastic rose. It is the most popular apricot rose in the world. We just got back. When we were in Lebanon we went to Anjar which is an Armenian town close to the Syrian border. A guy there told us the Armenian story which is very sad, I didn’t know. We had lots of Armenian sausages cooked in a pomegranate sauce which we loved. I also bought an Armenian recipe book. Lots of love G.

      • Welcome back Glenda! Traveling the world is such an amazing adventure, but Its so nice being back home, right?
        Yes the Armenian story is awful, made worst by the fact that Turkey still hasn’t acknowledged the Genocide. Our history is an old and rich one, haunted by many travesties throughout the centuries but the one thing that will never change is our identity, regardless of where we are in the world, all are proud to be Armenian.
        I’d LOVE to hear your twist and take on the Armenian recipes, please do share when you try them out 🙂

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