Rose (Rosa 'Iceberg') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Iceberg'
'KORbin'
'Fee des Neiges'
'Schneewittchen'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Reimer Kordes, 1958
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Robin Hood x Virgo
Child plants: 17 child plants

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The Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP MembersThe Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP Members
By dave on February 1, 2014

You have surely wondered which of the thousands of rose cultivars are the most popular. Well, wonder no more! Here is the list of the 25 most popular roses grown by the members of All Things Plants.

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Location: My GardensDate: May 26, 2010An Opening Bud
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-10-31
By carlysuko
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Location: Butchart Gardens, Victoria BCDate: 2016-08-06
By skylark
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Location: In front of my houseDate: 2005-06-10One of my very first rose bushes
By Agoo
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Date: 2017-05-25
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Date: 2017-06-03
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Location: My YardDate: 2018-09-29
By GaNinFl
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-11-04
By carlysuko
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Date: 2015-05-15
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Location: My GardensDate: May 26, 2010A Single Bloom
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Location: My GardensDate: May 26, 2010Fully Opened Bloom
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Location: My GardensDate: July 31, 2014Close Up In Hot Dry Weather
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Date: 2006-04-16Photo courtesy of: Stan Shebs
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Date: 2010-06-22Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
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Date: 2017-06-03
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Location: La Crescenta, CADate: 2018-06-09
By JulieB
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-11-04
By carlysuko
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2012-04-22
By wcgypsy
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2014-03-30
By JulieB
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Location: Birmingham Botanical garden Date: 2015-10-23
By piksihk
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Date: 2018-06-20
By MargieNY
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Location: Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USADate: 2018-06-16
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-11-04
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2012-04-22
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2012-04-22
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Date: 2013-08-08
By Paul2032
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Location: My GardensDate: June 7, 2009Lots Of Blooms
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Date: 2010-06-22Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
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Date: 2010-06-22Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
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Date: 2010-06-22Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
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Date: 2007-06-01Photo courtesy of: Georges Seguin
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Date: 2010-06-05Photo courtesy of: Dinkum
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Photo courtesy of: Spedona
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Date: 2009-04-14Photo courtesy of: Stickpen
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Date: 2010-06-22Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
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Date: 2010-06-22Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
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Date: 2015-06-10
By Paul2032
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Date: 2015-06-10
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2015-12-12
By JulieB
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Date: 2016-06-11
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Date: 2016-06-11
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Location: My zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-07-20I got this for $10 at Jewel - awesome!
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Location: My zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-07-20Love it and so do the Japanese beetles, but not as much as they l
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 4-18-18
By carlysuko
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Date: 2019-06-09
By MargieNY
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Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TXDate: 2013-10-05
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Location: Riverside, CADate: October 2013
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Location: Riverside, CADate: October 2013
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2013-7-15
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2014-03-24
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2014-03-24
By JulieB
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2014-03-24
By JulieB
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Date: 2007-06-01Photo courtesy of: Georges Seguin
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Date: 2007-06-01Photo courtesy of: Georges Seguin
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Date: 2007-06-01Photo courtesy of: Georges Seguin
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Date: 2015-01-28Photo courtesy of: Dinkum
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Photo courtesy of: Spedona
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Date: 2010-06-22Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
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Date: 2006-08-03Photo courtesy of: Youen Péron
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Photo courtesy of: Anna reg
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Date: 2006-11-12Photo courtesy of: Andrew Massyn
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Date: 2010-09-06Photo courtesy of: 4028mdk09
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Location: Riverside, CADate: February 2015
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Location: Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USADate: 2018-06-16
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Location: Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USADate: 2018-06-16
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Posted by JulieB (La Crescenta, CA - Zone 10a) on Apr 6, 2014 9:35 AM

This rose is used for many purposes here in southern California. Our apartment complex grows them in rows in spots that get 15 minutes of sun -- and they thrive! It's a beautiful, easy rose in my garden: always in bloom, not fussy, each bud a beauty, each rose perfect. It climbs & is easily trained. And the scent reminds me why I grow roses!

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 12:29 AM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Peter Harkness describes this rose as "one of the most popular and widely admired roses, and certainly the best known white Floribunda." ‘Iceberg’s’ lovely- shaped, clustered blooms of white may appear light pink in the cooler months and are wonderful for cutting. The bush is well rounded and is used frequently for hedging. After witnessing this rose’s performance in the garden, we can understand why it is a design staple."

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Posted by gardenfish (Arkansas - Zone 7b) on Aug 10, 2019 9:32 AM

This is a wonderful rose for the hot, humid south. Floribundas usually do better here than hybrid teas. My Iceberg blooms continually from mid-March until frost. The summer flowers are only slightly smaller than the first blooms of spring. It is not as susceptible to black spot, which is a chronic problem here. An added bonus is the fragrance; a honey-blackberry combo... delicious!

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