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Iceberg, Climbing - Cluster Flower Climber Rose

Iceberg, Climbing

Cluster Flower Climber. Bred by R. Kordes in Germany in 1958.
Use:
 
Climbing
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 -
Height & Width:
 
10 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Blossoms in the coolest white form are borne in profusion on this rose throughout the season. It takes a rose of superlative vigor to sustain such a show. Fortunately this is just such a plant. In Macoboy's Ultimate Rose Book is the most extraordinary photo of roses I can recall seeing. It's a sitting area enclosed by a lattice. On the lattice is are trained several climbing Iceberg roses, enough to cover the whole lattice with bloom. No other plant I can think of is capable of such a show. It is used extensively at Garden Valley Ranch, as well. The rose does, however, need perfect soil conditions to establish: friable, fertile, and moist.