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'Savannah ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 86-441
most recent 20 SEP 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 7 JUL 15 by ANDREARK
Wow! What a beauty. I have always been fond of the Kordes roses, but this little princess is something special. She was a band that I ordered from Heirloom and was in perfect condition when she arrived.
She even showed up at my home with a lovely little bud. I have only had this rose for a little over a week and am really impressed. As the new kid on the block, (only 18 inches tall) she has held her head up
and lived through a couple of mid 90s days in Antioch, , , hot and blistery sun. Her bloom is still in perfect shape 7 days later. The color is a beautiful shade of salmon and the petals are as pretty as a picture. The blossom flattens out slightly making her a very unique shape. And her petals are (as my god daughter said) ruffled. She is a little similar in shape to my beautiful camellias. This is a very young plant and I am looking
forward to her maturing. Already she has a lovely fragrance. What else can I say. I AM IMPRESSED!!
Reply #1 of 5 posted 8 JUL 15 by Nastarana
Thank you for giving me hope for this rose The plant of 'Savannah' I received from Chamblees has so far showed no interest in growing at all. Meanwhile 'Zaide', from the same order, is growing and blooming. Both are planted near each other, in locations which have 6-8 hrs. of sun daily.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 20 SEP 16 by Lavenderlace
How is your Savannah doing? Mine in the shade are growing in Z8, which was 100 degrees yesterday in mid-September. The ones in the sun have been in the ground for a couple months longer without a bloom so far.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 20 SEP 16 by Nastarana
I really think it needs warmth and a long growing season.

It remains a mollycoddled, pampered spoilt baby, about 18" tall, which has not happened to feel up to blooming this year, 1916. In contrast, little "Benny Lopez", also at about 18", has produced three separate and spectacular flushes, despite being overshadowed by that thug, Duchess de Rohan.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 20 SEP 16 by Lavenderlace
Oh no, sorry to hear that! And I thought it was my direct sun that she didn't like. I prefer purple tones but bought Savannah for her reported heat tolerance. My shaded ones are growing but have only had one flower on each bush so far. It was a very bright coral pink, not dusky at all for me. Thanks for your thoughts!
Reply #2 of 5 posted 2 AUG 15 by Nastarana
Savannah has now produced one bloom which is distinguished by a nice green vegetative center. I do hope this not going to become a habit.
Discussion id : 87-923
most recent 4 SEP 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 18 SEP 15 by pnw_laurel
Peter Kukielski, former curator of the award-winning rose garden at the New York Botanical Garden highlights 150 tough new rose varieties that don't require spraying in his recent book, "Roses Without Chemicals". He rates roses based on his and others experience. He rates Savannah 60/60 for disease resistance, 25/30 for flowering, & 9/10 for fragrance. I highly recommend his book. I'm in the process of getting this and other roses he recommends. I live in Seattle, black spot heaven and don't spray. I have a lot of roses.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 19 SEP 15 by Nastarana
This a beautiful rose. I am seeing some BS on the lower leaves only. The upper, more visible foliage is not only clean but also a very nice medium to dark green color. The plant has a nice growth habit, growing outwards rather than straight up, and is densely foliaged.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 4 SEP 16 by teka2rjleffel
It's a terrific book. I look at it often and have taken some of his suggestions.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 4 SEP 16 by Nastarana
Now, after growing 'Savannah' for two seasons, I doubt I would keep it if I did not have a granddaughter of the same name. For me, this has been a small, slow growing plant which has not bloomed all season, and it is prone to BS.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 4 SEP 16 by Give me caffeine
That's odd, since you're in the same area that Kukielski was in. I wonder what he was doing to get it to go well.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 4 SEP 16 by Nastarana
There is a big difference of ambient temperature. The New York Botanical Garden is in The Bronx, NYC, USDA zone 7b; I am in the Mohawk Valley, zone 5, and in a frost pocket. Also consider the way a large city gathers heat.

I think 'Savannah' is a slow grower which simply needs a mild climate, maybe 6b or warmer would be my guess. It is "hardy" in the sense that a few twigs survive the winter freeze, but grows back veery slowly. I have climbing HTs which grow back from winter much faster.
Discussion id : 92-521
most recent 3 MAY 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 MAY 16 by BarbaraG SE Virginia
Aside from the color, this rose closely resembles a rose from the 80's known as Esmeralda or Keepsake. Form, fragrance, slighter lighter reverse. and wonderful form.

At least one nursery out there probably grows both, I'd like to see them side by side!
Discussion id : 89-744
most recent 12 DEC 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 DEC 15 by Rosewood_Roses
An international jury of rose experts awarded “Savannah,” a dusky pink rose bred in Germany, the George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose/Best in Show during the third annual Biltmore International Rose Trials competition on May 30, 2015.
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