Common Name: Floribunda rose
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist
Flowering period: July to October
Sometimes listed as 'Korbin', this is perhaps the best known white floribunda, introduced in 1958 and still very popular. The medium-sized, white blooms, starting from shapely pink-tinted buds, appear very freely almost all season. Plants make a fine hedge, but Iceberg is far more effective as a specimen shrub allowed to reach its full stature with light pruning. Keep it away from shade and competition to reduce the risk of disease. There is a climbing form which is very attractive, and it may also be grown as a standard or half-standard. As a floribunda rose, it should be pruned from late winter to early spring. Cut back the main stems to 25-45cm (10-18in) above the ground pruning to just above an outward-facing bud. Reduce sideshoots to two or three buds. Remove any spindly or diseased growth. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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