Rose of the Month
~ October 2006
The name "Iceberg" relates to a hybrid
tea, a floribunda and climbing floribunda. TCRC's October
rose of the month is the floribunda, introduced in 1958 by
Reimer Kordes. It's flowers are semi-double pure white with
the occasional pink flush in the bud stage. The dainty blooms
are rain resistant and long lasting. The 3-4ft plant is almost
entirely resistant to mildew and gets only mild blackspot.
Blooms are produced in clusters with a moderate fragrance.
While sometimes grown in the tree form, this variety is excellent
in a massed bedding display. It is hardy to Zone 4, although
when grown as a tree it requires winter protection. What is
your experience with Iceberg? Rate it in the poll
Rate October Rose
of the Month
Poll Results for Iceberg
45% Love it, have at least one
55% Like it, have one or might get one
0% Could take it or leave it
0% Not a favorite but I'd keep it if it was already
0% Yuck, shovel prune it!
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