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'Pristine ®' rose Description
'Pristine ® (hybrid tea, Warriner 1978)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Rugosa, Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACpico
Exhibition name: Pristine ®
Origin:
Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, before 1975).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1978 as 'Pristine'.
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White, pink edges, seashell-pink highlights. [White or white blend.]  None to mild fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered, reflexed bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, spreading, upright, well-branched.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 42" to 4' (105 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Very vigorous.  does not do well in warmer climates.  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) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 3,997  on  21 Dec 1976   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 05/632,762  on  17 Nov 1975
Notes:
Tate Rose Nursery says this rose often looks like porcelain, it is shaped so perfectly. It is one of their favorites but does require winter protection...