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'Valentine' rose Description
'Valentine (floribunda, Swim, 1950)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
31 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium red Floribunda.
Registration name: Valentine
Exhibition name: Valentine
Origin:
Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, before 1950).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Roses in 1951 as 'Valentine'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1952 as 'Valentine'.
Class:
Floribunda, Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Crimson.  None to mild fragrance.  17 to 20 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact, spreading, thornless (or almost).  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Heat tolerant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,029  on  7 Aug 1951   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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