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PlantFiles: Climbing Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'Iceberg, Cl.'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Iceberg, Cl.
Additional cultivar information: (aka Fe des Neiges, Cl., Schneewittchen, Cl.)
Hybridized by Cant; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1968

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
White (w)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to rust
Stems are nearly thornless

Pruning Instructions:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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5 positives
2 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative LEBARON4 On Jan 6, 2011, LEBARON4 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

Planted in huge cement container on sidewalk facing west in sunnier part of San Francisco altho it is of course cooler at night and gets some fog. It got a hideous case of powdery mildew which engulfed the entire bush rendering it totally disease ridden. It was next to a Fourth of July which did well and a few feet away from Julia Child which did marvelously. Sprayed the poor thing but the plant was so consumed it was actually white all over.

Positive suewylan On Jul 29, 2010, suewylan from North Fork, CA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Two climbers grow against the house here in deer country. So far they have not been nibbled one bit...hope I didn't just jinx myself. hahaha

Positive JeffAW On May 5, 2009, JeffAW from Mcminnville, OR wrote:

To hide an unattractive 6' wire (cyclone) fence I planted several "Icebergs" along with some other climbing varieties at 10' intervals. After two years the Icebergs have reached the top of the fence and the lateral branches have spread over 6' wide. The canes are easily trained and very limber compared to my other climbers. The fragrance doesn't compare to the "Don Juan" nearby, but the plant more than makes up for that with bright green healthy foliage and prolific blooms. I wish I had another 60' of fence to plant along, as do my neighbors. With apologies to the poet Robert Frost: "Good roses make good neighbors".

Positive robcorreia On Nov 26, 2008, robcorreia from San Diego, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

This rose is an absolute must have for a rose garden! It blooms non stop for me, including in the winter months! Disease free. Beautiful pure white blooms!

Positive doss On May 23, 2006, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

With proper culture, cl. Iceberg is an incredibly prolific bloomer. The one I have is an own-root rose, which may make a difference. Niobe is a wonderful clematis to grow with it as it blooms at the same time in the spring and is dark enough to offset the white blooms.

Positive TBGDN On Feb 11, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is the most fragrant of all the roses I grow. It is such a heady, wonderful fragrance with a hint of some exotic spice. It is also the best performer in the climber category for me. Blooms are continuously opening from late spring into fall in big aromatic clusters. The foliage is a shiney, rich green and seems to be resistant to black spot. I got this cultivar in 1994, and it has always been an excellent performing rose.

Neutral saya On Mar 15, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Brings flowers whole summer, but is 'nt flowering abundent has a very weak fragnance. The white coloured flowers have a tendency to become a very pale pink or have very lttle pale pink spots. Maybe because it is 'nt that healthy as it should be. It's infected with some rust. They are suited to let it climb into an arch to sit beneath because they are nearly thornless.

Neutral Paulwhwest On Jun 15, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in England.

Sport of 'Iceberg'


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fairfield, California
Long Beach, California
Menlo Park, California
North Fork, California
Sacramento, California
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
Denver, Colorado
Chicago, Illinois
Decatur, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
Farmington, Maine
Lynn, Massachusetts
Rowley, Massachusetts
Saint Peters, Missouri
New York City, New York
Hamilton, Ohio
Springfield, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
North Charleston, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Ennis, Texas

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