For a long time, Pristine was my favorite rose. Pristine’s pure white with pink shading can change through the season depending on sunshine, but in the cool of the spring, it is exquisite. The plant will draw and quarter you with it’s huge thorns and thick, spreading canes. You will need a pair of loppers to prune it. But it’s all worth it when you see the perfect form and large, gorgeous flowers. It is tender where winter hits +15º. This photo was taken after a spring shower by my friend, Rich Baer, rose photographer extraordinaire.