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'Iceberg, Cl.' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 1-859
most recent 21 MAY 08 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
I am trying to decide which rose is best to cover a 20 ft brick wall, Iceberg or 'Mme. Alfred Carrière'? The roses don't need to cover all the brick, just some of it. I am a first-time gardener and live in Atlanta. The site receives afternoon sun.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 20 MAY 03 by Anonymous-797
Mme. Carriere is a climber that will grow well in your climate and it has a nice fragrance. Iceberg is a climbing floribunda and likes to grow more like a pillar. However you can always train a climber to go where you want it to grow. Making a decision on roses is very personal because it does come down to what pleases you most. Both of these climbers are good ones.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 21 MAY 08 by Unregistered Guest
Hi Unregistered; I was wondering how your decision went? I have MM Carriere planted just now, and dont know how she will go; am considering also the iceberg. I live in Atlanta also. Do you have any further info since your initial post?
Discussion id : 15-352
most recent 31 MAY 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 5 DEC 06 by Unregistered Guest

Hello. I have a strange question for all of you rose experts out there. I bought three iceberg climbers from Home Depot and they have been very floriferous so far. The only thing is that they haven't really "climbed" that much. I planted them in April, and at the end of the season (December) they have just finished blooming, but are only about 3ft. I have to say that these are fantastic as they bloomed heavily in their first year, but am wondering if I should move them as I really need to cover a wall. Any info would be helpful.

Reply #1 of 3 posted 24 JAN 07 by TLMKozak
I read somewhere that a climber needs three years to root well and then it will take off climbing. I sure hope this helps.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 25 JAN 07 by Wendy C.
Depending on where you live most climbers take three years to really take off. That's been my experience with every climber I've planted.
You should see climbing canes this next season. Next season they should fill out and be wonderful.
If you don't see indications this year, you may have the floribunda, Iceberg.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 31 MAY 07 by Unregistered Guest
I agree with the previous 'post'. Here in Silicon Valley, CA I have climbing ICEBERG, 68 growing next to the garage, where is gets little sunlight. I never prune it 'hard' in January! It just trim it gently, removing any dead leaves.It did take about 3 seasons to get 10 ft high! And it always has a lot of roses, but with pink dots, due to the amount of shade on that side between the garage & the fence.
Discussion id : 9-677
most recent 28 JUL 05 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 JUL 05 by Bren's Garden
I have both the floribunda and climbing versions of Iceberg-one is more prone to blackspot than the other. I purchased them from 2 different vendors, so this may account for it. Since this is the first year for both, blooms have been minimal. When it has bloomed, the climber's blooms have been fuller and richer, as well as more numerous, than the floribunda's. Another factor to consider-the climber has been in full sun since planting-floribunda has been in part shade for the same amount of time-this may also account for lack of blooms/disease resistance on the floribunda. The climber is a keeper-jury is still out on the floribunda.--A 2007 update--Unfortunately, this rose did succumb to Rose Mosaic Virus in this year. Upon reflection, I believe the disease began manifesting itself in mid 2006, when I began noticing changes in its leaves and blooming pattern. I shovel pruned this climber with regret. Despite this, it was a wonderful climber and bloomer when healthy.
Discussion id : 9-296
most recent 21 JUN 05 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 JUN 05 by Unregistered Guest
I have grown 'Iceberg' for years, as it is my favorite ''white floribunda'. It winds its way
up our house, and it's always in bloom until New Years in the Silicon Valley, CA. It
tolerates low -ight situations, so friends in San Francisco enjoy it immensely ! It is
prone to powdery mildew, but I like that look . . . rather dusty sage-green leaves!
This rose grows anywhere and it covers up nicely any ugly sharp corners of a modern
looking home, giving it a old-fashioned 'cottage look'. IT also has a slight scent that
is quite lovely, growing up the entrance post near our front foor! --K Haas
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