Long, pointed, ovoid buds open to high centered flowers with reflexed petals.  The  full flowers are carried singly on long stems and are up to 6″ across.  The imbricated petals are near white  shaded with light pink and highlighted by a pink blush on the back edges.   The very vigorous bushes are upright, prickly, and have crimson new growth and large, healthy, semi-glossy, dark green leaves.  Plants are considered very disease resistant and the flowers are popular for cutting and exhibition.  A sport, ‘Fountain Square’, has all white petals with no pink, but otherwise has all the qualities of ‘Pristine’.

Type: Hybrid Tea

Origin: Warriner, US, 1978

Parentage: ‘White Masterpiece’ x ‘First Prize’

Flower Size: 6.3

Petal Count: 25-30

Scent: None to moderate

Flowering: Repeats well

Plant Size: 42-48″ H x 24-30″ W

Hardiness: Zones 7-9

ARS Rating: 8.2


Edland FA 1979

Portland GM 1979

By Karen