Just Joey Rose Rosa 'Just Joey' (HT)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose 'Just Joey'


The Just Joey rose, a variety of the hybrid tea roses, is celebrated for its distinctive and luxurious flowers. Each bloom is a rich blend of colors, displaying warm copper and apricot hues that gently fade to a softer creamy tone at the edges. The petals are large, ruffled, and have a velvety texture, which contributes to the flower’s overall plush and alluring appearance. As the flower opens, the abundance of petals unfurl to reveal a classic high-centered shape typical of hybrid tea roses, eventually forming a large, open bloom. The Just Joey rose emits a strong, fruity fragrance that is as captivating as its visual appeal. The foliage of the Just Joey rose complements its flowers with large, glossy green leaves that have a leathery texture. These leaves provide a lush backdrop that sets off the beauty of the blossoms. The plant itself is bushy and well-branched, offering a generous number of blooms throughout its flowering season. Adding to its charm, new growth on the plant may exhibit a reddish hue. Overall, the Just Joey rose is known for its exceptional blooms and enchanting scent, making it a standout specimen in any garden setting where roses are featured.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Just Joey Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Just Joey' (HT)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The rose 'Just Joey' is not considered toxic to humans. Roses do not contain substances that are highly toxic to people, so accidental ingestion of petals, leaves, or hips is unlikely to cause poisoning. Nonetheless, the plant parts can pose a choking hazard or lead to a mild stomach upset if eaten in large quantities due to their fibrous nature. Additionally, rose thorns can cause injury if they puncture the skin, which could potentially lead to secondary infections, but this is not considered poisoning.

    • To pets

      The rose 'Just Joey' is generally regarded as non-toxic to pets. Roses are not known to contain any substances that are significantly poisonous to animals. While consuming small amounts of rose petals, leaves, or even hips is unlikely to harm your pets, ingestion in large amounts might cause mild gastrointestinal upset due to the fibrous material. It is also important to be cautious of the thorns, which can cause injury or discomfort if a pet comes into contact with them.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet (0.91 meters)

    • Spread

      3 feet (0.91 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive Flowers: 'Just Joey' rose typically has large, apricot-orange blooms that are prized for their beauty and fragrance.
    • Garden Aesthetic: It can serve as an eye-catching focal point or complement other plants in a mixed border or rose garden.
    • Fragrance: The variety is known for its rich, fruity fragrance, which can add a pleasant aroma to gardens and bouquets.
    • Cut Flowers: The blooms make excellent cut flowers for arrangements, lasting well in a vase.
    • Pollinator Friendly: While not the primary reason for its cultivation, 'Just Joey' roses can attract bees and other pollinators to the garden.
    • Repeat Blooming: This cultivar typically offers more than one flush of flowers throughout the growing season, providing long-lasting color.
    • Versatility: It can be grown in beds, borders, and containers, offering flexibility for garden design.
    • Resilience: 'Just Joey' roses are typically hardy and resistant to a number of diseases that commonly affect roses.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • Vitamin C: Rosehips (the fruit of the rose plant) of some rose varieties, not specifically Rosa 'Just Joey', are known to be rich in vitamin C.
    • Anti-inflammatory properties: Rosehips from certain rose species contain anti-inflammatory components which may support joint health.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Perfume Production: The petals of the 'Just Joey' rose can be used in the creation of natural, floral-scented perfumes due to their strong and pleasing fragrance.
    • Floral Art: Due to its large, well-formed blooms and attractive color, 'Just Joey' is often used in floral arrangements and can be a staple for competitive floral art.
    • Bath Additives: Dried petals can be added to bathwater or used in homemade bath bombs for a soothing, aromatic experience.
    • Gourmet Cuisine: Petals of 'Just Joey' roses can be crystallized or used fresh to adorn desserts and add an elegant touch to fine dishes, being both decorative and subtly aromatic.
    • Botanical Dyes: The petals contain natural pigments that can be used to dye fabrics or papers in various shades of pink and peach.
    • Handmade Papermaking: The petals can be incorporated into the paper pulp to create decorative handmade paper with bits of floral inclusions.
    • Scented Candles and Oils: The essence of 'Just Joey' roses can be infused into candles and oils to create a relaxing and warm rose-scented ambiance at home.
    • Wedding Confetti: The dried petals of 'Just Joey' roses can be used as natural, biodegradable confetti at weddings, providing a fragrant and softer alternative to traditional confetti.
    • Potpourri: The dried petals and buds of 'Just Joey' can be mixed with other botanicals and spices to make a natural, aromatic potpourri for freshening up living spaces.
    • Sachets and Drawers Fresheners: Dried petals can be placed in small pouches to make sachets for scenting drawers and closets.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Rose is commonly used in Feng Shui to promote love, healing, and luck. They can be placed in the Southwest sector of a garden or home to enhance love and marriage prospects, or in areas where you wish to uplift energy and foster a sense of well-being.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As with many roses, the Rosa 'Just Joey' typically symbolizes love and romantic affection, making it a popular choice for expressing deep feelings towards someone special.
    • Beauty: The exceptional beauty of its large, ruffled blooms is symbolic of an appreciation for beauty, both physical and internal.
    • Friendship: Depending on the color, roses can symbolize friendship and care. While 'Just Joey' has apricot hues, it can still be associated with the warm, gentle aspect of friendship.
    • Devotion: Roses are often used to symbolize devotion and loyalty in a relationship, reflecting the commitment to nurture and maintain deep connections.
    • Honor: Roses can also be given to show respect and honor someone's achievements or qualities, and 'Just Joey' might be chosen to celebrate a special accomplishment.

Every 1 to 2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2 to 5 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Just Joey rose should be watered deeply once a week, providing about 1-2 gallons of water to ensure it reaches the root zone, especially during dry spells. The soil should be moist but not soggy. Increase watering frequency to twice a week during extremely hot or dry periods. In the cooler months, cut back to watering when the soil is dry to the touch. Avoid overhead watering to prevent leaf diseases; instead, use a soaker hose or drip irrigation to direct water to the base of the plant.

  • sunLight

    Hybrid Tea roses like the Just Joey require full sun to produce the best blooms. Ideally, they need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Choose a spot in the garden that gets unobstructed morning light and some afternoon shade in extremely hot climates to protect the flowers from intense heat.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Just Joey rose thrives in temperatures ranging from 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. It can tolerate minimum temperatures down to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit but should be protected from severe cold snaps. In the hottest regions, providing some afternoon shade can help manage stress during the peak summer heat when temperatures soar above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Just Joey rose is important for healthy growth and abundant blooms. Prune in late winter or early spring, removing dead or damaged canes and shaping the bush. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage repeat blooming throughout the season. Major pruning should be done annually, but light pruning and shaping can be performed as needed throughout the growing season.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Hybrid Tea Roses like 'Just Joey' thrive in well-draining, loamy soil enriched with organic matter. The ideal pH range for these roses is between 6.0 and 7.0. A good soil mix would consist of equal parts garden soil, compost, and coarse sand or perlite to ensure proper drainage.

  • plantRepotting

    Hybrid Tea Roses such as 'Just Joey' are typically planted in the ground and do not require regular repotting. If grown in containers, they should be repotted every 2 to 3 years or when the potting mix deteriorates.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Hybrid Tea Roses like 'Just Joey' prefer outdoor conditions where the natural humidity is typically sufficient. They do not require high humidity levels and flourish best with natural air circulation.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide full light, ensure soil drainage, and avoid heat sources.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, enrich soil, provide space, water deeply.

    • Hardiness zone

      6-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the 'Just Joey' rose (Hybrid Tea) begins with germination, where the seedling emerges from the seed, although this specific variety is most commonly propagated through cuttings. Once rooted, the juvenile plant enters a vegetative state, developing stems, leaves, and a root system. As it matures, the 'Just Joey' rose progresses to the flowering stage, producing its iconic large, apricot-orange blooms which are highly prized for their rich color and fruity fragrance. After pollination, if it occurs, the plant will produce hips (seed pods), although ornamental roses like 'Just Joey' are often bred for bloom rather than seed production. The plant then enters a period of dormancy during the colder months, especially in temperate climates, conserving energy for the next growing season. Each year, the cycle repeats with new growth, blooming, potential seed formation, and dormancy, completing the perennial life cycle of the 'Just Joey' rose.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: Rosa 'Just Joey', commonly referred to as the 'Just Joey' rose, can be effectively propagated by taking semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or by budding in late summer to early fall. To propagate by cuttings, select a healthy stem that has recently flowered and cut a piece about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) long, ensuring it has several nodes. The lower leaves should be removed, and the cut end can be dipped in rooting hormone to enhance root development. This cutting should be placed in a well-draining soil mix and kept in a humid environment until roots have established. This method is popular for its simplicity and effectiveness in producing new plants that are true to the characteristics of the 'Just Joey' cultivar.