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Rosa 'Iceberg' - White Shrub Rose
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rosaceae (Roses)
Origin: Garden Origin
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: ['Korbin, 'Fée des Neiges']
Parentage: (R. 'Robin Hood' x R. 'Virgo')
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15° F
Rosa 'Iceberg' (White Shrub Rose) - A popular shrub rose that has double white flowers, held in large clusters that are medium sized, open wide and then fall cleanly from the plant. The plant itself is a strong shrub that is bushy and well branched with smooth slender stems and glossy rich green foliage. Very vigorous variety that is disease resistant. 'Iceberg' also known as 'Fée des Neiges' and 'Korbin is a repeat rebloming floribunda bred by Kordes in Germany and is the result of a cross between 'Robin Hood', a Pemberton bred hybrid musk (1927), and 'Virgo' a large flowered hybrid tea rose(1947). Its ever present double white flowers, often with a flush of pink in spring and fall, are lightly fragrant. The flowers are medium sized in large clusters and open wide then fall cleanly from the plant. The plant itself is a strong trouble free shrub that is bushy and well branched with smooth slender stems and glossy rich green foliage. 'Iceberg' can build up to 6-7 feet tall or be lightly pruned to maintain a 4 foot height. This rose has won many awards including the National Rose Society Gold Medal in 1958, the Baden-Baden Gold Medal in 1958, the ADR Anerkannte Deutsche Rose (Germany) in 1960, the World's Favorite Rose in 1983 and the Royal Horticulture Society Award of Garden Merit. In 1993.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Rosa 'Iceberg'.
 
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