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'Iceberg' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 70-846
most recent 5 APR 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 5 APR 13 by billy teabag
Visiting a nursery today, I saw a standard budded with various forms of 'Iceberg'. The original white form, a bright pink - presumably 'Brilliant Pink Iceberg' and 'Burgundy Iceberg'. A pretty novelty and colourful effect but the thing I noticed was the difference in stamen colour. The original 'Iceberg' with its very pale stamens - almost white, while the other two had deep reddish coloured stamens.
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Discussion id : 68-916
most recent 21 DEC 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 21 DEC 12 by Ascribe
I am a Premium Member of HelpMeFind and yet cannot access lineage reports (except for that of Betty Boop) although I have tried with several well-known roses such as "Peace" and "Iceberg". I click the lineage tab at the top of the page and merely get your "HelpMeFind needs the support etc etc" box. What am I doing wrong?
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Discussion id : 40-216
most recent 26 JUL 11 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 2 NOV 09 by Gagnon98
What more could I say about this rose that hasn't been said a million times before? I bought one Iceberg two years ago and I loved its glowing white flowers all summer long, even at night lit up by the moon. I ordered four more for a little iceberg rose bed this year. I adore this rose. Despite an historically wet Spring and Summer, twice getting feasted upon by deer (I was probably ONE DAY late putting deer repellent on my roses) this rose performed admirably. In fact, even now in early November, I have pristine white flowers to look at through my front windows. My only gripe is that it is short and I have to be on my hands and knees to bury my nose in the flowers to take in the wonderful fragrance.

I fed every 4-6wks to August and I sprayed these bushes to keep any blackspot at bay but they are so tough it is rarely needed. I did have to keep after the aphids early in the season though. But after the rains finally stopped, they weren't a problem all summer and fall.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 25 JUL 11 by Elizabeth
I also live with the dread of my roses becoming deer fodder! What are you using as deer repellant?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 25 JUL 11 by Gagnon98
I used Liquid Fence for the first year or two but the smell is digusting for about three days and left a white chalky residue behind on the leaves. It works though! Last year I bought Deer Stopper. It smells MUCH better, like cloves, mint, & rosemary. Although I left some left-over mixed in water in the spray tank for a few weeks and it too smelled a little like rotten eggs but not bad though. Mixed and used in its entirety, it smells great. I have had not deer browsing this Spring through the summer. Knock on wood!
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 26 JUL 11 by Elizabeth
Thank you! I will try it!
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Discussion id : 55-130
most recent 14 JUN 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 13 JUN 11 by Danda
Iceberg is a tough workhorse of a rose with awesome bloom production. Its a generally splendid white floribunda with only 1 shortcoming... It is somewhat prone for minor blackspotting in my no-spray garden.
Now, I simply shovel prune and bin any rose that has poor disease resistance or are under-performers, so the garden is full of beautiful, relatively easy-care roses that look good at ANY given time. Despite Iceberg's one minor shortcoming... Its got a well-earned place in ours due to its ability to laugh off a few black spots, grow vigorously and bloom its head off reliably and spectacularly.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 13 JUN 11 by Lyn G
Danda........

You might want to read Kim Rupert's article about Iceberg in the HMF Ezine... just look up the article by author. Kim's experience is probably very different than yours in that he lives in southern California and you live in the United Kingdom, but the article is a good read.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 14 JUN 11 by Danda
Thank you for that, a most fantabulous and informative read indeed... Now here's someone who knows Iceberg very well, every subtlety and nuance it seems... The author is bang on about its fantastic vigour and worth in the garden. I agree as well that while it is a very cosmopolitan rose, it is popular because it IS a fantastic and as yet, in all honesty a rather unmatched white floribunda, when all is taken into account.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 14 JUN 11 by Lyn G
Danda.......

You might enjoy all of Kim's articles. The thing I thought was interesting about the Iceberg article is that he has observed that the rose is less susceptible to bs, when it is pruned differently than the standard floribunda. It's a perfect example of letting the rose be your teacher.

Smiles,
Lyn
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