'Crystalline ™' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: ARObipyExhibition name:
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.
Tall, bushy, upright. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
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).
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...
Not the same rose as Valerie Swane, which is a different, patented cultivar bred by Jack Christensen and grown in Australia.