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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Pristine'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pristine
Additional cultivar information: (PP3997; aka JACpico, Pristine)
Hybridized by Warriner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978

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Hybrid Tea

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
White (w)
Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:
Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:
Patent expired

Other Details:
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Stems are very thorny

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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4 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Glenn3 On Jul 9, 2010, Glenn3 from Camden, ME wrote:

Gorgeous, but difficult to grown in Northern climates. The bloom is fleeting, but can make an exceptional exhibition flower. Garden-wise, give me 'Garden Party' instead.

Positive rosemania1941 On Oct 29, 2009, rosemania1941 from El Dorado Hills, CA wrote:

Oct 29, 2009. Blooming beautifully on a cool sunny day in Sacramento, California. In the "Peace" Rose Garden of the Capitol Park. Large, perfect blossoms.

Neutral Joan On Apr 11, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 3997 has expired
Positive Maila On Sep 17, 2005, Maila from Kekaha, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

Grows beautifully in Hawaii, very sweet scent.

Positive chicochi3 On Jul 7, 2004, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

Lovely, hardy rose. Thorns are vicious!

Positive nwilkes On Jun 7, 2004, nwilkes from Winnsboro, SC wrote:

This is probably my favorite rose in our garden of over 200 rose bushes. Until I found the name of it, I called it my "Porcelain" rose. The color is so delicate - an off-white with just a blush of pink. The petals have a little ruffle to them that makes them even prettier. This rose is pretty from a bud to fully open.

Winnsboro, SC

Neutral Paulwhwest On May 27, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in the United States. Won the following awards:

Court of Show Honor thirteen times from 1998-2001
Edland Fragrance Medal in 1979
Portland Gold Medal 1979
RNRS Certificate of Merit 1979
Queen of Show ten times from 1999-2001
Princess of Show five times in 1998, and 1999
King of Show six times from 1998-2001

Seed: White Masterpiece
Pollen: First Prize


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Greensboro, Alabama
Queen Creek, Arizona
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Merced, California
Sacramento, California
San Leandro, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Waimea, Hawaii
Barbourville, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Decatur, Mississippi
North Augusta, South Carolina
Winnsboro, South Carolina

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