Valentine–floribunda, shrub, repeat bloomer

Valentine Rose--May2013

Valentine Rose–May 2013

Valentine is a floribunda shrub rose. This rose blooms spring through summer as long as the high temperatures are not above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 10 days or so.

Valentine is an “old garden rose”; the plant above ground and the roots are a single plant. A grafted rose, on the other hand, is a rose that consists of two roses grafted together at the crown (found at soil line). Long stem roses are often grafted roses because they generally have weak root systems.

Old garden roses can be propagated using cuttings (pieces of stem inserted into the ground—in a suitable environment). This rose was purchased at the Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, Texas. If you’d like to see other varieties—check the online catalog at

Valentine was purchased last year and has had several flushes of blooms—characteristic of the floribunda class. So far this year, we’ve had about 7 days above 100 degrees and Valentine continues to bloom, but each subsequent set of blooms is smaller in size and number. Valentine is a small shrub (about 2 1/2 feet in diameter) and a repeat bloomer!

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