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Climbing Floribunda Rose '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
Registered or introduced: 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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers


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


Monticello, Arkansas

El Monte, California

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

Rockland, 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

Redmond, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 14, 2015, yukoyd from Redmond, WA wrote:

The climbing Iceberg has been my first love as rose plants go. I was smitten by the green foliage that "dances in the breeze" even before the first bloom. I have two climbing Iceberg bushes now, both planted in afternoon sun, under a wall where other climbing roses (New Dawn etc.) have failed. Dark spots are common during the winter months, but I strip the leaves off and the plant just produces glossy new leaves. The one that is mostly in shade sometimes suffers from powdery mildew but not overwhelmingly so. It is wonderful to have a wall full of beautiful roses from April to November!


On Aug 16, 2015, californiagardener from Walnut Creek, CA wrote:

Are the blooms identical to the regular iceberg rose?


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.


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


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".


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!


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.


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.


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.


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

Bred in England.

Sport of 'Iceberg'