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Hybrid Tea Rose '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
Registered or introduced: 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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 3997 has expired


On Sep 17, 2005, Maila from Kekaha, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

Grows beautifully in Hawaii, very sweet scent.


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

Lovely, hardy rose. Thorns are vicious!


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


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