Large (4-5 in)
Zone 5 - 10
Height & Width:
4 x 3
Is Pristine a white hybrid tea rose? Or is it not? In some conditions the central petals take on a distict ivory color while the outer petals turn a pale blush - a color behavior inherited from tea roses. In other conditions it renders white. In either case, the flowers are set off well by the bronze new foliage. It is not very often one finds a rose that wins exhibitions, gets fragrance awards, and rates highly with ARS members. But this is a goodie. It may, however, get a bit of blackspot where that is a problem.
BTW: Pristine, Pascali, Polarstar, Pope John Paul II, John F. Kennedy, Karen Blixen, and Crystalline: Which is the best white hybrid tea rose?
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