Tips for Making Cut Roses Last
Edmunds' Roses Savannah Hybrid Tea Rose
Savannah, a hybrid tea rose, should take a bow. This variety was named Best Hybrid Tea, Most Fragrant Rose and Most Outstanding Rose at the 2015 Biltmore International Rose Trials. It's able to withstand the heat and humidity in southern gardens and is especially resistant to black spot and mildew. The vigorous shrubs grow to 4 feet in zones 5-9, producing glossy green leaves and lots of fragrant, salmon-pink blooms in the summer.
It's not every day that most of us receive roses, and those long-stemmed beauties that arrive on Valentine's Day have a sentimental value beyond their natural beauty that recipients want to keep as long as possible.
With proper care and handling Valentine's Day roses can be enjoyed long afterward. Here's how to do it: