My Valentine Rose Rosa My Valentine = 'Mormyval' (Min)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
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The My Valentine rose plant, known as 'Mormyval', is a miniature rose variety that embodies the classic attributes of rose beauty. It has a bushy growth habit, creating a cozy and compact form that is often adorned with lush, deep green leaves. The leaves provide a striking background to the main attraction—the roses. These roses are a passionate deep red color, giving them a traditional and romantic appeal. The blossoms are well-formed with a full, rounded look and may have multiple layers of velvety petals that unfold elegantly from tight bud formations. These petals may sometimes display a gentle sheen, catching the light to reveal their sumptuous texture. The My Valentine rose plant regularly produces clusters of these striking roses, providing a showy display of its blooms. The flowers emit a moderate to strong fragrance that can be sweet and pleasant, attracting attention not just for their visual appeal but also for their captivating scent. Furthermore, the plant radiates with health and vigor, often continuing to bloom in cycles throughout its growing season, enchanting any onlooker with its timeless beauty.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      My Valentine Rose, Valentine's Day Rose.

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Mormyval'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as the Rose, including the variety Rosa My Valentine, is generally considered non-toxic to humans. However, roses have thorns that can cause physical injury if not handled carefully. While the plant itself is not poisonous, ingesting large quantities of its leaves or stems could potentially lead to stomach irritation or discomfort due to the fibrous plant material. There are no specific symptoms of poisoning because roses are not known to contain toxic substances that would affect human health through ingestion.

    • To pets

      The plant commonly known as the Rose, including the variety Rosa My Valentine, is not considered toxic to pets. It is not known to contain substances that could lead to significant poisoning in animals. However, similar to humans, ingestion of roses by pets can sometimes cause mild gastrointestinal upset due to the fibrous plant material or physical injury due to the thorns. Any concern for a pet's health after ingestion of a rose should result in consultation with a veterinarian, although serious consequences from ingestion are unlikely.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Miniature roses like Rosa My Valentine add beauty to gardens and living spaces with their elegant form and colorful blooms.
    • Compact Size: Being a miniature variety, it is well-suited for smaller gardens or as a potted plant for balconies and terraces.
    • Emotional Wellbeing: The presence of flowers such as miniature roses can improve mood and provide a sense of joy and tranquility.
    • Habitat for Wildlife: Miniature roses can attract beneficial insects, such as bees and butterflies, which are important for pollination.
    • Gift Potential: Due to their lovely appearance and symbolism, Rosa My Valentine miniature roses make meaningful gifts for loved ones on special occasions.
    • Decorative Variety: This plant offers versatility as it can be used in floral arrangements, miniature rose gardens, or as part of a mixed border.
    • Landscape Design: Miniature roses are excellent for adding structure and color to landscape designs without overpowering other plantings.
    • Seasonal Interest: They provide a long season of blooms, offering interest from late spring to early fall.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Crafting natural dyes: Petals of the rose can be boiled to create a natural dye for fabrics, offering a range of pink to red hues depending on concentration.
    • Gourmet cooking: Rose petals are edible and can be used to add a floral touch to dishes, such as salads, desserts, or homemade rose petal jam.
    • Bath and beauty products: Dried rose petals can be incorporated in homemade bath salts, bombs, or soaps for fragrance and added skin benefits.
    • Flower art: Pressed rose petals can be used in botanical art and craft projects such as creating bookmarks, greeting cards, or framed art pieces.
    • Scented candles: Rose petals can be embedded in scented candles for a decorative effect and to enhance the fragrance as the candle burns.
    • Homemade potpourri: Dried rose petals mixed with essential oils can create a natural potpourri that freshens the air and adds an aromatic scent to a room.
    • Eco-friendly confetti: Dried rose petals can serve as a biodegradable alternative to paper or plastic confetti at events like weddings.
    • Flavoring syrups: The petals can be infused into syrups for use in flavoring cocktails, beverages, or sweetening desserts.
    • Natural insect repellent: Some people believe that the strong fragrance of roses can deter certain insects and use them in their gardens for this purpose.
    • Composting: Once spent, rose petals and plant matter can be added to compost bins to break down and enrich garden soil.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Miniature Rose is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Miniature Rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: This variety of rose, with a name like "My Valentine," symbolizes deep affection and romantic love, making it a popular choice for Valentine's Day and anniversaries.
    • Passion: The rich red hue of the rose is associated with intense desire and passion, often representing a strong, emotional connection between people.
    • Beauty: As with many roses, the 'My Valentine' rose is indicative of outer and inner beauty, celebrating the aesthetic and the qualities of the recipient.
    • Devotion: Roses are traditionally linked to devotion, indicating a commitment and unwavering support in a relationship.
    • Mystery: The deep red color can also symbolize mystery and the unknown, often associated with the depths of one's emotions.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Miniature roses like Rosa My Valentine need to be watered regularly, ensuring the soil is moist but not soggy. During the growing season, water the plant deeply once a week with about 1 gallon of water, although this may increase to 2 gallons during hot, dry periods. It's important to avoid overhead watering to prevent disease; instead, water at the base of the plant. In winter, reduce watering but do not allow the soil to completely dry out.

  • sunLight

    Miniature roses require full sunlight for optimal growth and blooming. The ideal spot for Rosa My Valentine is in an area that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. However, in extremely hot climates, some light afternoon shade can help protect the blooms from the intensity of late-day sun.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The ideal temperature range for Rosa My Valentine is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It can survive temperatures as low as 20 degrees and as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but prolonged exposure to extremes can be harmful. The plant will flourish in temperatures that are neither too hot nor too cold.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Rosa My Valentine helps maintain its shape, encourages new growth, and improves air circulation. Prune in the early spring, removing dead or weak canes and cutting back by one-third to promote healthy buds. Deadhead spent blooms throughout the growing season to encourage new flowers. The best time for a major pruning is when the plant is dormant, usually in late winter or early spring.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Miniature Rose 'My Valentine' thrives in well-draining, loamy soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.5. A blend of equal parts garden soil, compost, and coarse sand or perlite is ideal for healthy growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Miniature Roses like 'My Valentine' should be repotted every two to three years to replenish nutrients and prevent root crowding.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Miniature Rose 'My Valentine' prefers moderate humidity levels, ranging from 40-50% to mimic its natural outdoor environment.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place Miniature Rose by a sunny window and ensure proper air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun with moist, well-drained soil and space for air flow.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Rosa My Valentine 'Mormyval' (Miniature Rose) begins its life cycle when a seed germinates, typically in spring, requiring well-drained soil and ample sunlight. The seedling develops into a young plant with a root system and shoots that give rise to leaves and thorns. As the plant matures, it enters the vegetative stage, producing dense, green foliage and stems that continue to grow and branch. Upon reaching maturity, it starts the reproductive phase, blooming with the characteristic red flowers, which are pollinated by insects, leading to the production of hips (fruit) containing seeds. After flowering, the plant enters a period of dormancy in colder climates, conserving energy through the winter months. Each year, the cycle continues with the rose bush producing new growth, blooming typically from late spring through fall, and entering dormancy as temperatures drop.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The Rosa My Valentine, also known as 'Mormyval', is a variety of miniature rose that is primarily propagated through the method of stem cuttings. To propagate these roses, a healthy, non-flowering shoot is selected, usually in the late winter or early spring when the plant is still dormant. The selected shoot is then cut to a length of 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters), with the cut made at a 45-degree angle just below a leaf node, the point on the stem where leaves are attached. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end is often dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development. This prepared cutting is then placed in a well-draining soil mixture, ensuring that several leaf nodes are buried. It's important to maintain a humid environment for the cutting, often achieved by covering the pot with a plastic bag or placing it in a propagator. Within several weeks, roots should begin to form, and once established, the new miniature rose plant can be transplanted to its final location.