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'Pristine ®' rose Description
'Pristine ® (hybrid tea, Warriner 1978)' rose photo
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACpico
Exhibition name: Pristine ®
Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, 1978).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. as 'Pristine'.
Hybrid Tea.  
White, pink edges, seashell-pink highlights.  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.  
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).
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) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 3,997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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...