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'Brilliant Pink Iceberg' rose Description
'Brilliant Pink Iceberg' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Seil
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
42 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Pink blend Floribunda.
Registration name: PRObril
Exhibition name: Brilliant Pink Iceberg
Origin:
Discovered by Lilia Weatherly (Australia, 1995).
Introduced in Australia by Swane's Nursery/Swane Bros Pty Ltd in 1999 as 'Brilliant Pink Iceberg'.
Introduced in United States by Bailey Nurseries in 2011 as 'Brilliant Pink Iceberg'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Pink, cream center, light pink stamens.  Mild, honey fragrance.  27 to 32 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to flat, open bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, upright.  Dense foliage.  
Height of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).  Width of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  Can be used for container rose, cut flower, garden or ground cover.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 12,645  on  21 May 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 488386  on  20 Jan 2000
Floribunda rose plant named PRObril
Lilia M. Weatherley, Austin's Ferry, Tasmania, Australia
... cream colored flowers irregularly painted with deep pink... discovered in the Autumn of 1995 in Austins Ferry, Tasmania as a mutation of the cultivar PROberg... The new rose may be distinguished from its parent by the following combination of characteristics: whereas PROberg bears flowers with light pink markings, PRObril bears flowers with significantly darker pink colorations. PRObril bears flowers with very dark pink stamens and anthers, whereas PROberg bears flowers with significantly lighter pink stamens and anthers... slightly weak medium length stems (about 20 to about 30 cm.)... a slight fragrance... When fully open, the bloom ranges from about 7 to about 9 cm. in diameter... Petalage: about 27 to 32 petals... blooms on the bush growing outdoors generally last about four to five or more days... Cut roses generally last about four to five or more days... Hips are moderately long... an above average degree of resistance to powdery mildew, blackspot and rust... Height: 75 to 90 cm... Width: 80 to 100 cm...
Notes:
Brilliant Pink Iceberg is one of the new varieties being added to the RINZ Rose Display Trial at the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens in 1999.