A lovely, and unusual sweet pea, Just Julia has mid-blue to lavender coloured flowers that are less ruffled than gently ruched so that they give the impression of real weight and presence. The keel petal is OH! so slightly paler which gives a variation of hue that keeps changing with the light and adds to its prettiness. With a good strong scent, the flowers are supported on long, virile stems and the whole plant is renowned for withstanding wet and windy weather. One of the best of the sweet peas in our range.
We love blues, mauves and purples in our gardens for their restful quality and for their contrast to lawns. Just Julia is a sweet pea to add into the mix: trail one up a fairly sturdy support in the centre of your herbaceous borders and be surprised at how effective she looks. Obviously Just Julia would be a beautiful cutting flower. A handful of Just Julia with roses like Shropshire Lad or the gorgeous Buff Beauty would be enchanting and require no artistic or florist skill! Or consider buying some of our Albutt Blue picotee sweet peas which have a blue border that picks up the blue on this sweet pea. Otherwise, we have a whole range of colours and styles of sweet peas to peruse for other exciting pairings.....or trios.
In a world which wants to be rid of experts, we have to save Roger Parsons who is the expert on sweet peas in this country. Just Julia is another sweet pea from his stable and it is his most popular mid-blue sweet pea. It was bred and introduced in 2011 but by 2012 had been given its RHS AGM and 1st Class Certificate at the Wisley Trials.