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'Integrity' rose Description
'Violette Niestlé' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Michel
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
45 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: HARvintage
Exhibition name: Savoy Hotel
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1987).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1989 as 'Savoy Hotel'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink, darker reverse.  Mild fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 6".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 3' (75 to 90 cm).  Width of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5a and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1992/027  on  30 Mar 1992   VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: HARvintage. Applicant: Harkness New Roses Ltd.
Notes:
Fryer's Roses says Savoy Hotel has large shell pink, full petalled blooms and classical form...
Breeder is Richard Harkness (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli).

HMF site user paul_zone5ct reports that 'Savoy Hotel' is winter hardy to zone 5 and praises the rose in his garden. See COMMENTS