Saturday, May 14, 2011

Burgundy 'Iceberg' Rose

Burgundy Iceberg Rose in Wollongong Botanic Garden with Arctotis daisy

Floribunda Rose 'Burgundy Iceberg'
Just when you think roses are about to go dormant for winter, this dark coloured sport of the standard white 'Iceberg' throws out a whole flush of new buds which will flower on the cold dark days of June ahead. If you want a hardy trouble free rose this is one to go for. If you select a standard form, it needs a good couple of metres on either side of it as it can get quite large. I made the mistake of planting this one close to a path which it started to block in no time. It takes to moving quite well if you make this mistake and mature specimens can be lifted with ease. Burgundy Iceberg looks good under- planted with silver foliage plants or soft catmint as a contrast.

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