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'Crystalline ™' rose Description
'Crystalline ™ (hybrid tea, Carruth 1987)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of VAIrishRose
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
42 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: ARObipy
Exhibition name: Crystalline ™
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 1987). Bred by Jack E. Christensen (United States, 1987).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White.  Moderate, spice, sweet fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1990/028  on  15 Feb 1990   VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: Crystalline. Applicant: Bear Creek Gardens, Inc.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 6,714  on  4 Apr 1989   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 117615  on  5 Nov 1987
Inventor: Jack E. Christensen (Ontario, CA); Thomas F. Carruth (Canoga Park, CA). Assignee: Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. (Somis, CA)... a new variety of hybrid tea identifed by its large white flowers with a hint of green along the midrib and pink on the margin of the outer guard petals... Parentage: 'Bridal Pink' x an unnamed grandiflora identified by Armstrong Roses of Somis, CA, as 78100-A-5... bears its flowers singly, sometimes two to three to a stem...
Notes:
Not the same rose as Valerie Swane, which is a different, patented cultivar bred by Jack Christensen and grown in Australia.