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Discussion id : 71-286
most recent 16 NOV 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 APR 13 by noseometer
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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!
Reply #3 of 3 posted 26 JUL 11 by Elizabeth
Thank you! I will try it!
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