Since this rose is so light and airy, it would probably benefit from a solid background. Unfortunately, I don't have enough room for that. But on my to-do list is to plant something in front of it to hide its bare legs.
Some Texans won't have Iceberg in their garden. It has a tendency to get blackspot. I love it anyway.
Mine seems to drop her leaves every spring, but she grows them back quickly, and she's as good as new. I can live with that. She doesn't bloom with bare stems, and she doesn't keep ugly leaves for all to see. I have come to accept her spring leaf-dropping quirk, and she accepts my laissez faire gardening.
Iceberg rose grows in zones 5 (maybe 4) through 9 (maybe 10) and is resistant to mildew and rust. She grows to about 3 ft x 3 ft in my garden. This was one of the first roses I ever purchased, and I moved it three times before deciding to just leave it alone and let it be. I felt like she had been tortured enough!
In return, she has turned into a beautiful white, shimmering cloud on the ground.
I can smell them from here.ReplyDelete
Breath deeply! ;)Delete
A beautiful white cloud - not a miserable dark grey one!ReplyDelete
A gorgeous rose Holley.
It's raining a bit today, so this white cloud of blooms really stands out in the grey weather!Delete
Nice, I've heard the name but didn't know it was smaller in stature. I should pay a visit to the rose garden here...this is rose primetime, mild after the end of our "wet season"!ReplyDelete
I would love to see a post from you on a rose garden!Delete
I love white roses - that is a beautiful one to be sure! Is it fragrant at all?ReplyDelete
It's raining, so I'm not going to go outside and smell it, but I think it has a slight scent.Delete
Lovely white clouds on the ground. White roses are always beautiful!ReplyDelete
They really do shine, don't they? Always calling attention to themselves! ;)Delete
That's God smiling at ground level.ReplyDelete
Oh, I love that! :) I'll remember that when we get fog around here (which doesn't happen often).Delete
Beautiful white clouds on the ground they are!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I like them. :)Delete
I have a climbing Iceberg Rose :) Have to say it's the only one of my white roses that doesn't sulk and rot after a heavy rain.ReplyDelete
I bet the climbing version of it is really pretty. Linda, I tried to go to your blog, but kept getting sidelined to a different website. I can read it through my email subscription, but can't comment. Your adirondack chair looks fabulous!Delete
It is a beautiful Rose. One I would have liked to have but like with so many I just have no space for them. Something lower is a great idea also.ReplyDelete
Cher Sunray Gardens
That's the problem with gardens - eventually we run out of room! ;)Delete
We grow the Iceberg- I love it. They are such heavy bloomers. Great photos!!!ReplyDelete
They really are heavy bloomers. And my photo doesn't do mine justice. It really is covered in white!Delete
Vert pretty. Is your ground-level cloud fragrant too?ReplyDelete
Not very. :(Delete
Holley, I've read about Iceberg rose that it can grow in zone 5. But nobody near my garden grows this rose so I have no experience. Would like to plant it! Nice cloud in your garden!ReplyDelete
I think it would be worth a try in your garden. Good luck with it! :)Delete
That white really pops!!! So pretty. Nice to have all those blooms come in at once.ReplyDelete
It is! I love it when the roses flush!Delete
I'm glad to hear this is a prolific bloomer. I don't have much room for flowers...yet, so whatever goes in has to produce.ReplyDelete
I understand! I think we all are on the quest for heavy producers!Delete
With the heat you have, I would think any Texan would be happy to have an iceberg in their garden! It is a pretty bloomer, and it is refreshing to the eye.ReplyDelete
haha - Yes, we need an iceberg that doesn't melt! ;)Delete
Love love love this one...the white against that dark foliage is stunningReplyDelete
The white really does show off against the foliage. Mine would look much better with something planted behind it - it's stems are quite thin, and the bush is almost see-through. But, walking down the pathway, it looks nice.Delete
Hi Holley! It is lovely! I am starting to appreciate more white flowers in my garden.ReplyDelete
I am, too! Seems once I got started with a few, I wanted more and more! Maybe one day I'll have a white garden - somewhere!Delete
Gorgeous rose!! I agree about how white flowers need a solid background, and a dark background too. I'd paint my house a darker color if I could, because light colored flowers are washed out against my light tan house.ReplyDelete
Oh, I just got a mental image of some dark red roses against your tan house! You're right - I think roses need some contrasting background!Delete
Such a beauty! I always love reading about your roses - we can't grow most of the ones you can and it's a treat to find out more about them and see your great photos.ReplyDelete
Sheryl @ Flowery Prose
What I love about roses is that there is a rose for every garden. :)Delete