Varietal and Technology Identification committee (VTIC) of ICAR-IIHR has identified rose hybrid ‘Arka Savi’ for commercial cultivation in open field for loose flower production. This rose hybrid is developed by hybridisation using gametophytic selection. Arka Savi is a spray category of rose belonging to floribunda group. It has purple pink colour (RHS colour chart Red purple group 66-A) flowers produced in bunches.
‘Arka Savi’, the rose hybrid is identified for its floriferous nature with high yield. Potential yield of flowers expected is 30 tons/acre/year. In addition to high yield, it has added advantage of long shelf life of 5 -6 days.