Hybrid Tea Rose Rosa Savoy Hotel = 'Harvintage' (HT)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose [Savoy Hotel]


The Rosa Savoy Hotel, commonly referred to as the Savoy Hotel Rose, is an ornamental plant known for its exceptional beauty. The visual appeal of this rose starts with its flowers, which typically bloom in a classic hybrid tea shape. The petals are lush and plentiful, often exuding a velvety texture and could come in a range of colors that may include alluring shades. As the flowers unfurl from tight buds, they reveal a captivating display that can be deeply aromatic, with a fragrance that is highly prized in rose cultivars. The foliage of the Savoy Hotel Rose is typically glossy and green, providing a lush backdrop for the spectacular blooms. The leaves offer a contrast in texture, with a smoother and more consistent surface compared to the petals. Stems can be long and sturdy, often equipped with thorns that vary in density and size. Throughout its blooming season, this rose can produce an abundance of flowers, which may adorn the plant individually or cluster together in groups, creating a lavish display. The overall impression of the Rosa Savoy Hotel is one of elegance and sophistication, which makes it a popular choice for ornamental gardens and floral arrangements.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Savoy Hotel Rose.

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Harvintage' HT.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Savoy Hotel rose, or 'Harvintage', is not considered poisonous to humans. Roses as a genus are generally recognized as non-toxic, and no serious symptoms are expected upon ingesting parts of this plant. However, the thorns on roses can cause physical injury if not handled properly.

    • To pets

      The Savoy Hotel rose, or 'Harvintage', is generally considered non-toxic to pets. Ingesting roses is not expected to cause serious poisoning in pets. However, similar to humans, the thorns can cause physical injury to pets, and very rarely, gastrointestinal upset might occur if a pet ingests a large amount of rose petals or leaves.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3-4 feet (0.9-1.2 meters)

    • Spread

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: The Rosa 'Harvintage' offers stunning blooms that enhance the beauty of any garden with their classic rose appearance.
    • Fragrance: This variety is known for its delightful scent, which can help to create a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere in the garden.
    • Pollinator Attraction: Roses attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, which are important for pollination and maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
    • Mood Improvement: The beauty and fragrance of roses have been shown to improve mood and reduce stress when enjoyed in a garden setting.
    • Landscape Design: The Rosa 'Harvintage' can serve as a focal point or complement other plants in landscape design, thanks to its striking flowers and foliage.
    • Versatility: Roses are versatile plants that can be used in various garden styles, including formal, cottage, and even container gardening.

  • 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

    • Petal Confetti: The petals of the Rosa 'Harvintage' can be dried and used as natural confetti for weddings or celebrations, providing a biodegradable alternative to synthetic confetti.
    • Natural Fabric Dye: The deep color of the Rosa 'Harvintage' petals can be used to dye fabrics and create unique patterns on textiles in a natural and eco-friendly way.
    • Botanical Illustration: Artists may use Rosa 'Harvintage' as a live model for botanical illustration, helping to document the plant's form and colors accurately.
    • Culinary Decoration: Fresh petals of the Rosa 'Harvintage' can adorn desserts or salads, adding an elegant touch to dishes for special occasions, although consumption should be cautious if the plant is not specifically grown for food use.
    • Scented Bookmarks: Dried Rosa 'Harvintage' petals can be laminated within bookmarks, imparting a subtle fragrance while preserving the beauty of the flower.
    • Photography Prop: The Rosa 'Harvintage' can be used by photographers seeking to add a romantic or vintage aesthetic to their photo shoots.
    • Handmade Paper: Incorporated into the papermaking process, the fibers and petals of Rosa 'Harvintage' can create beautifully textured and aesthetically pleasing handmade paper.
    • Garden Mulch: After the Rosa 'Harvintage' has completed its blooming cycle, the spent blooms and pruned foliage can be composted and then used as mulch to enrich the garden soil.
    • Crafting Potpourri: Dried Rosa 'Harvintage' flowers can be mixed with other botanicals to craft homemade potpourri, which can naturally scent drawers, closets, or rooms.
    • Scented Candles: The petals of Rosa 'Harvintage' could potentially be incorporated into the making of scented candles, though one would need to be careful to use them in a way that doesn't pose a fire hazard.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is used in Feng Shui to attract love and create a balanced, harmonious energy in the home. Place pink roses in the southwest corner of your garden or home to enhance love and romance.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love and Admiration: Like most roses, the Rosa Savoy Hotel stands as a symbol of love and admiration. The timeless association of roses with romantic sentiments makes them a classic choice for expressing deep affection and esteem.
    • Beauty and Perfection: The exquisite form of the Rosa Savoy Hotel with its carefully cultivated petals represents beauty and the pursuit of perfection. It's often gifted to someone considered to be beautiful, both inside and out.
    • Elegance and Grace: With its sophisticated bloom, the 'Harvintage' rose exudes elegance and grace, making it a fitting tribute to those who carry themselves with poise and dignity.
    • Secret or Confidentiality: A single rose in full bloom has been used historically to convey a message meant to be kept confidential, mimicking the idea of a sealed envelope or a private affair akin to the concept of sub rosa or "under the rose".
    • Celebration and Joy: Roses often mark celebrations and express joy, and the Rosa Savoy Hotel is no different. It can be presented during joyous occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, or milestones.

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

    For the Rosa 'Savoy Hotel' hybrid tea rose, it's vital to maintain consistent soil moisture but avoid overwatering. Water the plant deeply once every week with about 1-2 gallons, ensuring that the water reaches the deep roots. During hot or dry weather, increase the frequency to twice a week while in cooler, rainy periods, you may need to water less frequently. Always check the soil moisture before watering; it should be moist but not soggy. Avoid wetting the foliage to reduce the risk of fungal diseases.

  • sunLight

    The Rosa 'Savoy Hotel' hybrid tea rose thrives in full sunlight. It's best situated in a spot where it receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Avoid shaded areas as too little light can lead to poor blooming and increase the risk of disease. An east-facing location that gets morning sun is ideal, as it helps dry dew on the leaves, reducing the likelihood of fungal infections.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The hybrid tea rose 'Savoy Hotel' prefers temperate conditions and is hardy to zone 5, withstanding winter temperatures as low as -20°F. The ideal growing temperatures range between 65°F and 75°F. It's important to provide winter protection if temperatures in your area fall below the -20°F mark. This rose will perform poorly in extreme heat above 90°F and may require shading and extra care during hot spells.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Rosa 'Savoy Hotel' hybrid tea rose promotes healthy growth, enhances air circulation, and encourages vibrant blooms. Prune early in the spring after the last frost when buds begin to swell. Remove any dead, damaged, or diseased wood, as well as any thin or crossing branches. Annual substantial pruning is necessary; cut back about one-third to one-half of the previous year's growth to maintain shape and vigor. Deadheading spent blooms throughout the growing season encourages new flowers.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Hybrid Tea Roses, such as the Rosa 'Savoy Hotel', thrive in rich, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. A mix of equal parts garden soil, compost, and amendments such as perlite or aged manure creates an ideal environment. Ensure adequate drainage to prevent root rot and amend the soil with organic material annually for best results.

  • plantRepotting

    Hybrid Tea Roses like Rosa 'Savoy Hotel' typically do not need regular repotting if planted in the ground. However, they may require transplanting every 2-4 years if they outgrow their space or if there’s a need to renew the soil in their container to refresh nutrients.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Hybrid Tea Roses such as Rosa 'Savoy Hotel' prefer average outdoor humidity levels. They do not have specific humidity requirements other than what is generally found outdoors; therefore, maintaining typical garden humidity is suitable for these roses.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, consistent watering, and good airflow for indoor growth.

    • Outdoor

      Provide full sun, fertile soil, and proper spacing in the garden.

    • Hardiness zone

      6-10 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Savoy Hotel Rose ('Harvintage') begins as a dormant bare-root or potted plant, the stage at which gardeners typically acquire it. Upon planting, the rose enters a growth phase, where it will establish roots and produce new shoots and leaves. As it matures, the plant enters a blooming stage, characterized by the development of flower buds that blossom into the characteristic large, fragrant flowers of the hybrid tea rose class it belongs to. After flowering, the rose will set fruit, known as hips, which contains seeds, although hybrid tea roses like the Savoy Hotel are often propagated by cuttings rather than seeds. During its perennial cycle, the plant will go into a dormant period in winter, shedding leaves and preserving energy. The cycle recommences in spring with renewed growth, repeating the process of development, blossoming, and dormancy annually.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for the Rosa 'Savoy Hotel' or 'Harvintage', commonly known as a Hybrid Tea Rose, is through semi-hardwood cuttings. This technique is generally performed in late summer. A semi-hardwood cutting is taken from the rose plant which includes a few leaves and is about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) in length. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end is often dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting is then placed in well-draining soil and kept moist but not soggy. Providing a stable environment with high humidity by covering the cutting with a plastic bag can help improve the chances of successful rooting. Roots typically develop within a few weeks to a few months, after which the new rose plant can be transplanted to a permanent location.