Rose Garden

Iceberg Rose

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Iceberg Rose

​Rosa 'Iceberg'

  • Common Name: Iceberg Rose (other common names: ‘KORbin’, ‘Fee des Neiges’, ‘Schneewittchen’, Floribunda, New Generation Roses® Collection)
  • Scientific Name: Rosa 'Iceberg'
  • Family Name: Rosaceae
  • Origin: Germany, Europe
  • Height: 3’ – 5’ (up to 12’ as a climber)
  • Width: 2’ – 3’
  • Growth: unknown
  • Zone: 4A – 9A
  • Light Needs: Full sun (tolerates light shade but has best disease resistance and flowering with full sun.
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/PH/Texture: Tolerates a wide variety of humus enriched, well-drained soils from sandy loam to clay loam; roses live best in a pH range of 6.0-7.2 with 6.5 being the ideal for optimum growth and flowering. (pH outside of this range causes loss of nutrients which has a detrimental effect of roses.)
  • Soil Moisture: average water needs, water regularly (keeping moist) without over watering. It needs good air circulation to prevent humidity that can cause black spot.
  • Drought Tolerance: low - moderate
  • Pests/Diseases: roses are bug and disease resistant with a moderate amount of care.
  • Growing Conditions: easy to grow and can be a bush, climb or be trained as a tree.
  • Characteristics: Leaves are shiny, light green large and glossy. The showy fragrant flowers bloom in small clusters, are a white blend sometimes with a flushed pale pink, medium in size about 2” – 3”, 24 – 40 petals, appear in the spring - fall and blooms repeatedly until winter.
  • Propagation: by stem and tip cuttings
  • Wildlife: attracts bees, birds, and butterflies
  • Facts: Hybridized and introduced by Reimer Kordes in 1958. The parentage is from Robin Hood x Virgo, and it has 17 child plants.
  • Designer Considerations: A wonderful choice for borders, beds, mass-plantings, or containers on your patio and makes a beautiful flower arrangement. It can also climb up arbors, trellises, and other structures.