Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Red Rose for Valentines

Rosa 'Don Juan' is the absolute favorite red rose of my gardens.

"Love is like a rose. When pressed between two lifetimes, it will last forever."

Climbing a trellis in the hottest spot of my landscape, this rose seems to thrive in the heat and blooms profusely throughout the season. It's fragrance is divine.

Jackson and Perkins describes this rose as "Dramatic, crimson flowers with velvety, ruffled petals and an intoxicating damask scent are a standout in the garden, like a flamenco dancer on stage. The blossoms are set on long stems, just perfect for cutting! One of the only fragrant red climbers in the world, a seductive presence in any garden."

A red rose is a symbol of love and romance.
May your Valentines Day be filled with love!


  1. Red roses, what a rose is meant to be.
    Very pretty photos and wonderful Valentine wish. I hope yours is filled with joy and love too.

  2. No wonder they say love blossoms like a rose. Beautiful pictures.

  3. Oh, what a beautiful rose, Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  4. I hadn't thought about it, but I haven't seen many red climbing roses. This one is a true beauty. It is a fitting symbol for love. Happy Valentines Day!

  5. Wow - it is a dramatic rose! Happy Valentine's Day!

  6. Gorgeous photos of this rose! Yes, Don Juan is perfect for this day of love. It is one of my faves, and one of the few hybrids that thrive in our Florida heat and humidity.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. My Don Juan grows and blooms like a dream, but it often has brown edges on the petals. Boohoo!


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