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Rose ‘Iceberg’ 3ft Standard


Rosa floribunda ‘Korbin’

Iceberg roses are the most popular variety in Melbourne! Striking white roses bloom in clusters continually from late spring to the first frosts of autumn.

• Thornless
• Hardy rose, tolerating poor soils
• Disease resistant

8″/20cm pot – approx 3ft tall (90cm)

3ft Standard Iceberg Roses are our single best selling rose every year, and there’s a good reason why.

Why are 3ft Standard Icebergs the most popular roses?

The irresistible pull of the “Iceberg” rose variety

The first part of it probably has to do with the fact that they’re “Icebergs”, as we affectionately call them. Iceberg roses are a white floribunda rose, which are a family of rose breeds whose name means “flowers” + “abundant”. As this name suggests, they have a long flowering season and put out masses of flowers.

The Iceberg rose shot to popularity among all the floribunda roses and became the best selling rose in Australia over the last decade or two, because of 3 key features:

  • Iceberg roses are low maintenance because they are incredibly disease resistant, and is much less likely to suffer from black spot, the most common and unsightly rose disease
  • Iceberg roses are practically thornless
  • Iceberg roses are a lovely bright white, fitting in with almost all garden styles and colour schemes

The only downside of Iceberg roses is that they have no real detectable fragrance.

The fantastic versatility of a 3ft standard rose

Iceberg roses come in a variety of shapes: a bush form, a standard form (as is the 3ft Standard Iceberg rose), and even a climbing rose.

Standard roses grow in a “ball on a stick shape”, and their main stem never gets any taller than the height you buy them at. With only their bushy head growing larger and denser, they will never really get out of control and can be easily maintained to a neat shape and manageable size. Standard roses are usually available at a height of 2ft, 3ft and 4ft, these measurements being the length of the main stem, or “cane” as this is called among growers.

Standard Iceberg roses with a box hedge underneath

The second factor in the popularity of a 3ft Standard Iceberg rose is that 3 foot (roughly 1 metre) is the most popular size of standard roses. This is a very useful and aesthetically pleasing height for a standard rose that works really well in a variety of garden settings. It’s not too tall so that it requires a real heavy duty stake and protection from wind/exposure, and not so short that it can be engulfed by plants planted underneath it.

One of the big uses of 3ft standard iceberg roses is in a bed or row with other plants growing underneath it, in a layered technique called underplanting. Their height makes them ideal for growing other plants underneath.

For more information on selecting and growing roses, visit our Rose Factsheet.

For other white flowering roses, check out our Guide to Selecting Roses.

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