Rose Just Joey

Just Joey Rose

I'm sure that one of my recycled rescued roses is Just Joey. It looks like Just Joey in shrub shape, and both its buds and its proper flowers seem right. Several rose friends agree with me - but I have been known to be a bit bossy...

A Favourite Hybrid Tea Rose

The garden that this rose was dug out of was planted in the eighties or nineties. During this time Just Joey was one of New Zealand's favourite hybrid tea roses for suburban gardens.

And so, with an authenticity warning, I'm letting this beautiful apricot rose be Just Joey, with its own page of photographs. Cross my fingers I'm right. Webpages written by dithering medium-old gardeners which misinform the Google-searching public are soooooo annoying...

 Growing in a mixed border with grasses and perennials.
Just Joey in the Garden

My Just Joey grows in the back of the Glass-House Garden, near the water race. The buds are quite pointy, and then the rose flowers open slowly. Some have an asymmetrical, frilly look. I promise I'll do a fragrance test this coming summer.

 I could be so wrong...
Unknown Rose - Just Joey?

Interestingly, the Just Joey images I've Googled are many and varied - photographs appear of all shades from pink to yellow, as well as the apricots in-between. I hope mine doesn't add to the confusion! Just Joey? Just possibly!

Update - Summer 2012

A standard rose which I rescued and planted in the front of the Glass-House Garden has just flowered. Oh yes. It has the label Just Joey. Its flowers are exactly the same as the shrub rose in the back of this garden, whose photographs are presented above. Positive ID, I reckon!