Saturday, November 08, 2008

Iceberg Floribunda Rose


Iceberg Floribunda Rose

This rose should be called the Official Rose of Sonoma County as it was planted everywhere. It was blooming heavily almost every time I saw it. There were climbing Iceberg roses and a lot of Iceberg rose trees. In general the rose trees I saw were so much better than the ones that grow around here. Rose culture seemed a little easier as there was hardly any disease and insects feasting on the roses. I am not sure why that it is but many of the roses were not on a spray program and yet the foliage and flowers were beautiful.

Iceberg
Synonyms: Schneewittchen, KORbin, Fée des Neiges
Breeder: Reimer Kordes, 1958
Fragrance: Mild
Petal Count: 25 to 30
Parentage: 'Robin Hood' (hybrid musk, Pemberton 1927) × 'Virgo'
Awards: Royal National Rose Society (RNRS) Gold Medal. 1958

What trip to the Sonoma Valley would be complete without a picture of some wine grapes? Not sure which variety these are.

5 comments:

Les, Zone 8a said...

I purchase a lot of roses to sell at the store. Iceberg always gets great reviews, but I must say its performance around here is terrible. I have stopped selling it because it is so lousy for us.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

That has been my experience too, Les. 'Moondance' seems like a better choice for a white rose in CT. 'Iceberg' really works for Sonoma County, though, they were really beautiful.

joey said...

Love each photo but your grapes are stunning!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Joey.

i beati said...

I'm looking for a white rose right now .. Sandy