'Iceberg, Cl.' rose References
Book (Jul 1993) Page(s) 91-92. Includes photo(s).
Iceberg, Climbing Description... a tendency to revert to the bush form when first planted. When this occurs it is worth trying again with another plant...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 254.
Climbing Floribunda, white, 1968, Cant, B.R.
Book (1993) Page(s) 118. Includes photo(s).
('Iceberg, Cl.', 'Schneewittchen') A climbing sport of the Floribunda 'Iceberg'. Cants (Britain) 1968. Summer flowering. Some mildew. Height: 18 ft. Slight scent.
Book (1992) Page(s) 40.
Cluster-flowered Climber; sport of 'Iceberg', and similar apart from growth, which is vigorous and branching to 10 x 10 ft (3 x 3 m).
Book (1971) Page(s) 105.
E. B. Le Grice. Fifty Years of Progress in Climbing and Rambling Roses.
....and one looks forward to 'Iceberg' which has at least two strains available.
Book (1970) Page(s) 134.
[Editor?] The Gardeners' Chronicle 31st October, 1969 reports that Cants of Colchester had to withdraw an application for a plant patent for 'Climbing Iceberg' which occurred in their nursery in 1963 among half a dozen plants; the stock plant from which they had taken the buds was already climbing, but they had not noticed this the previous year unfortunately.
The nearby Green Meadows Nurseries of Franz Timmerman found a similar sport on a production bush in the winter of 1962-63. Cants placed it on the market in 1966 but had to withdraw their application to patent, as Franz's brother, Joseph, of Nottingham, had also been offering 'Climbing Iceberg'.
Website/Catalog Page(s) 30. Includes photo(s).