O, my luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June.
O, my Luve's like a melodie,
That's sweetly played in tune...
And this rose is surely what the poet had in mind.
"Valentine's Day," new from Weeks Roses in 2006,
is a climbing mini-flora with canes 6-10 feet high, medium-size, deep red velvet blooms, and very dark green leaves.
It's a repeat bloomer which flowers the first year on new and old wood. Said to be ideal for fences, balconies (think Juliet) or trellises, and of course, valentines.
(Photo by Gene Sasse © courtesy of Weeks Roses)