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'Fée des Neiges' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 105-225
most recent 1 SEP 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 SEP 17 by jeffbee
this rose has only mild fragrance, other than a strong one.
the fogliage is clean and semi glossy, the flower repeats fast.
Discussion id : 91-127
most recent 25 FEB 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 16 by raingreen
Member ratings show "good +" for heat tolerance but IMO heat tolerance is outstanding. In my area (Pomona, east of L. A.) there are usually a couple of 100+ heat waves each summer which cause most roses' foliage to go off-color. Iceberg is one of the cast-iron types that remain healthy looking. It is true plants flower better in cool weather.

Another plus is the plants remain clean and healthy in winter, when most roses here look cruddy. I've never seen rust altho I have seen powdery mildew on the pedicels. Sometimes plants give a full, springlike flush of bloom in mid-winter.

edit to add: it's true plants are smaller-flowered in heat.
Discussion id : 86-597
most recent 15 JUL 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 JUL 15 by darksome
I got this beauty from my old home where I was raised as a child. It's my grandmothers rose (a really big lover of roses), old at least 10 years, so I was pretty sad to see that it lost almost all it's foliage when I replanted it. Luckily for my joy to have such a beautiful memory of my grandmother in my garden, the rose started to grow new leaves. It passed almost three months from replanting and the rose has already more than 35 buds, that will bloom this season. Now I will always remember all the happy moments with my grandma, when smelling this glorious rose in my garden.
Discussion id : 71-286
most recent 16 NOV 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 APR 13 by ABQrose
An article on Houzz says: " 'Iceberg' is a blindingly white rose and the original, introduced in 1958, is heavily scented and quite disease resistant. The "new" 'Iceberg' rose that was introduced in 2002 is equally beautiful, but the scent is said to be much milder." Is this true? Where can you get the "heavily scented" version?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 30 APR 13 by Rupert, Kim L.
Kordes reused the Iceberg name for a newer rose, but it isn't generally available here in the US. The standard Iceberg you find by the thousands in home improvement stores and nurseries is the original 1958 rose. I've dealt with many hundreds of them over the past thirty-plus years. Under perfect conditions, I can detect some scent from fresh blooms, but never anything I would classify as "heavily scented". I don't know if that early description was "poetic license" used to sell a new rose or if it was originally more scented, but lost that trait over the years as a degenerative micro sport through the millions propagated since introduction. As evidenced by Simon's comment from 2011 on the 2002 Iceberg rose page, the photos shown on the page for the 2002 Iceberg ARE the original 1958 rose. The new rose is a florist introduction and has a completely different flower and bush shape, being a Hybrid Tea as opposed to the 1958 floribunda. So, the real problem would be how to find the actual 2002 Iceberg instead of the original 1958 Iceberg.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 16 NOV 14 by Hardy
Iceberg varies a fair amount, and not least in fragrance. Most doesn't impress me at all, but once I found some that was exceptionally potent, smelling a like a poor man's Madame Jules Bouche or Gloire de Dijon, and took a cutting. It strikes very easily, and grows well on its own roots. If you come across any that smells really good, I recommend this method (with permission, of course).
Reply #3 of 3 posted 16 NOV 14 by Rupert, Kim L.
I've collected pollen from Iceberg numerous times. The only time I've encountered scent from it has been while collecting pollen. I often bring the buds indoors for that task, where the stiller, moister, generally warmer air helps release the scent. It's amazed me just how scented Iceberg really is.
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