Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Bloom Color: Medium red (mr)
Bloom Shape: Semi-double
Flower Fragrance: Slightly Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
Pruning Instructions: Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods: From herbaceous stem cuttings From woody stem cuttings From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings By grafting By budding By simple layering By air layering By tip layering
Received this rose from a friend for birthday number 40! I had seen that the Antique Rose Emporium sells this as a container rose. I put mine in a container in potting mix and my favourite slow rlease fertilizer in the pink bottle. I planted this in April and I was not disappointed! She took off like a rocket with the most beautiful red blooms. Pink is my rose colour of choice, but I can appreciate this beautiful shade of red.
Even in the mid summer here in North Texas, she is covered in blooms. They are smaller than the spring blooms, but gorgeous never the less. This plant has been covered in roses since April. I truly love this rose . She thrives well in her container with twice weekly watering. I placed her in my East facing garden, because I know red roses can fry in late evening sun.She gets only morning sun. I wish I was better at uploading pictures. My rose is more "floriferous' in mid summer than the ones pictured at this present time. Not boasting, just letting you know how gorgeous this rose is for me. Give her a try. You can purchase her online if you don't live in Texas.
On Feb 13, 2012, gardengirl86 from Middleboro, MA wrote:
I have a friend who has this plant and it performs beautifully. She lives in an area that is not bothered by deer. Deer travel through my yard on nearly a daily basis. My question is, will the deer eat this variety of rose? Everyone says that deer will not eat roses, but they have decimated my rose bushes all the way to the ground for the past 5 years. I would like to grow this plant, but it would break my heart to see it all chewed to bits each year.
On May 9, 2011, dontruman from Victoria, TX wrote:
Very easy to grow and a heavy bloomer. It has the longest lasting blossoms on the bush of any rose I grow, often lasting up to two weeks and more. Its small size makes it great for containers or areas where you don't want a large, thorny rose. I grow it next to my mailbox on the street. Won't disappoint.
On Feb 21, 2007, soulgardenlove from Marietta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Bloom: Deep red
Size: 2 - 3 ft. tall
Introduced: Swim, 1951
One of our best floribundas. Valentine is a healthy 3-ft. shrub with weighty clusters of dark velvety-red roses repeating all season. The flowers have little fragrance, but this rose really knows how to perform and adds superb color to a garden. This rose was grown by my Grandmother, and we all agree that '"Grandma's know roses!"
‘Valentine’s’ long pointed buds open to velvety, semi-double flowers of rich scarlet that can be 3 or 4 inches across on a mature plant. The nearly thornless bush is slightly open. The foliage is very full and rich and is rarely affected by heat, humidity, insects, or disease. This is a rose grown for show and will attract considerable attention. ‘Valentine’ is one of our most popular red roses. 2 to 3 feet Z5-9 R mr
On Aug 17, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Bred and introduced in the United States.
Seed: China Doll
Pollen: World's Fair
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Little Rock, Arkansas Concord, California San Clemente, California Old Jefferson, Louisiana Middleborough, Massachusetts Silverton, Oregon Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Chapin, South Carolina Houston, Texas (2 reports) Joshua, Texas Pecan Grove, Texas Rowlett, Texas Victoria, Texas