Ice Cream Rose Rosa Ice Cream = 'Korzuri' (HT)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose [Ice Cream]


The Rosa Ice Cream, known as 'Korzuri' and classified as a Hybrid Tea, is a captivating ornamental plant, celebrated for its distinctive and lush flowers. This rose cultivar exhibits an enchanting appearance with its unique blooms that command attention. The flowers are characterized by a delightful creamy white hue that can sometimes carry a subtle hint of soft pink, particularly towards the edges of the petals. As with many hybrid teas, the Rosa Ice Cream blooms are large and showy with a classic high-centered form that gradually opens into a full and rounded shape. The petals are smoothly arranged in a manner that creates an exquisite spiral at the heart of the blossom, inviting observers to gaze into the intricate architecture of the rose. The petals themselves have a velvety texture that subtly reflects light, giving the blooms a gentle luminescence that is particularly noticeable in the tender morning light or during a soft sunset. Their edges are typically soft and can exhibit a slight ruffle, lending an added dimension of elegance and romance to the plant's overall aesthetic. Contrasting the immaculate blossoms, the foliage of the Rosa Ice Cream is a rich, deep green color. The leaves are glossy and leathery to the touch, providing a robust and healthy backdrop for the spectacular blooms. These leaves are generally elongated with serrated edges, a common trait among roses that adds to the texture and visual interest of the plant. Throughout its blooming season, the Rosa Ice Cream offers an opulent floral display that is not only a feast for the eyes but also can be accompanied by a delicate fragrance. This rose variety may emit a light and pleasing aroma that enhances its presence in any garden or as part of a cut flower arrangement. Lastly, while the overall size of the plant is not a point of focus, it is worth noting that the Rosa Ice Cream, like other hybrid tea roses, generally forms an upright and well-branched structure. This characteristic ensures that the remarkable flowers are held aloft, catching the eye and creating an air of sophistication and charm wherever the plant is situated.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Ice Cream Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Korzuri' HT.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Rosa Ice Cream, commonly known as the Ice Cream Rose, is not considered toxic to humans. In general, roses are not known for being poisonous to people. There are no notable symptoms of poisoning because the plant is not hazardous if ingested. However, the thorns on rose bushes can cause physical injury if handled without care.

    • To pets

      The Ice Cream Rose is also not toxic to pets. Roses, in general, are typically safe for pets and do not cause poisoning if pets chew on the flowers, leaves, or stems. However, the thorns can cause injuries to a pet's mouth or paws if they try to chew on the branches, so it is still advisable to keep pets away from rose bushes to prevent any physical harm.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3-4 feet (0.9-1.2 meters)

    • Spread

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: The Rosa Ice Cream 'Korzuri' adds exquisite visual beauty to gardens with its unique creamy white blossoms that resemble scoops of ice cream.
    • Fragrance: This variety of rose is known for its delightful fragrance which can enhance the sensory experience of any garden or landscape.
    • Pollinator Attraction: Roses are known to attract bees and other pollinators, contributing to the health of your garden ecosystem.
    • Versatility in Landscaping: Rosa Ice Cream can be used for various landscaping purposes such as in borders, hedges, or as a focal point in a floral arrangement.
    • Cut Flowers: The blooms of Rosa Ice Cream make excellent cut flowers for bouquets and indoor decorations due to their beauty and longevity.
    • Emotional Wellbeing: The presence of roses in the garden is often associated with relaxation and stress relief, contributing to emotional wellbeing.
    • Cultural Significance: Roses have been a symbol of love and appreciation for centuries, and adding Rosa Ice Cream to your garden can reflect this heritage.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Artistic Inspiration: Rosa Ice Cream's unique color can be used by artists as a muse for paintings, sculptures, or fashion design, embodying delicate beauty and elegance.
    • Floral Arrangements: Its blooms can be used in wedding bouquets or centerpieces, adding a soft, creamy tone that complements various color schemes.
    • Perfume Making: The petals of Rosa Ice Cream may be distilled to create a subtle, uniquely fragrant perfume oil.
    • Edible Decor: With the proper precautions to ensure they're free of pesticides, the petals can be candied or frozen in ice cubes for a decorative touch in culinary presentations.
    • Educational Tool: The plant can be used to teach students about plant biology, hybridization, and the cultivation of roses in horticulture classes.
    • Crafting: Dried petals of Rosa Ice Cream can be used in crafting, such as in homemade paper or potpourri.
    • Culinary Infusions: The petals can be used to infuse syrups, jams, or honey with a subtle floral flavor, adding an unexpected twist to foods and beverages.
    • Photography Subject: The Rosa Ice Cream can serve as an exquisite subject for photographers, perfect for practicing macro photography and studying the effects of light on petals.
    • Special Events: Petals can be tossed at celebrations like weddings instead of confetti, offering a more natural and biodegradable option.
    • Color Dye: The petals can be boiled to create a natural dye for fabrics or crafting projects, producing soft, pastel hues.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Rose is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love - Roses are globally recognized as a symbol of love and passion, and their association with romance spans many cultures and centuries.
    • Beauty - The striking appearance of roses, with their intricate and elegant petals, has made them a representation of physical and inner beauty.
    • Honor - Because of their regal bearing, roses often denote honor and reverence, and are used to acknowledge achievement and valor.
    • Devotion - Roses, especially when given in large numbers, convey deep feelings of dedication and emotional commitment.
    • Secrets and Confidentiality - The term "sub rosa," meaning "under the rose," refers to the flower's historical role in denoting secrecy and keeping matters confidential.
    • Balance - The harmonious design of a rose bud, bloom, and thorns symbolizes balance that incorporates both beauty and pain in life.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Late winter to early spring
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Hybrid Tea Rose 'Ice Cream', commonly known as Hybrid Tea, requires thorough watering that deeply saturates the root zone. During the growing season, water these roses at least once a week with about 1 to 1.5 gallons of water for each plant, ensuring that the soil is moist but not waterlogged. In hot, dry weather, increase the frequency to twice a week. It's best to water early in the morning to allow the foliage to dry out during the day, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. Always aim to water directly at the soil level and avoid wetting the leaves to prevent diseases.

  • sunLight

    The Hybrid Tea Rose 'Ice Cream' thrives in full sun. It needs at least six hours of direct sunlight daily to flourish and perform best. Planting it in a spot that receives morning sun is ideal, as this can help to dry dew quickly and reduce disease risk. Avoid overly shady areas, which can lead to poor blooming and a weakened plant.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Hybrid Tea Rose 'Ice Cream' prefers a temperate climate. It can survive in temperatures as low as 20°F but ideally should not be exposed to frequent or prolonged periods below this threshold. The ideal growing temperature for this rose is between 65°F and 75°F. During the summer, providing some afternoon shade can help protect the roses from extreme heat above 95°F.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Hybrid Tea Rose 'Ice Cream' is crucial for maintaining plant health, encouraging vigorous growth, and promoting abundant, larger blooms. Pruning should be done in late winter or early spring, when the plant is still dormant, by removing dead or diseased wood and thinning out crowded areas to improve air circulation. Cut back about a third of the plant's height to stimulate new growth. Deadhead spent blooms regularly throughout the blooming season to encourage more flowers.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Hybrid Tea Roses, such as the Rosa 'Korzuri', thrive in well-draining, loamy soil enriched with organic matter like compost or manure. A soil pH between 6.0 and 6.5 is ideal. The best soil mix can be made by combining two parts loam, one part peat moss, and one part aged manure or compost.

  • plantRepotting

    Rosa 'Korzuri', commonly known as Hybrid Tea Rose, does not typically require frequent repotting if planted in the ground. However, if grown in containers, they should be repotted every 2 to 3 years to refresh the soil and provide additional space for root growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Hybrid Tea Roses like Rosa 'Korzuri' prefer moderate humidity levels. They thrive best in an environment with average humidity, avoiding extremely dry or overly humid conditions that can encourage pests or diseases.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light and ensure good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in well-draining soil; full sun exposure is essential.

    • Hardiness zone

      6-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the 'Ice Cream' rose (Rosa 'Korzuri') begins with seed germination, provided the hybrid seeds are viable, which may involve a period of stratification to break dormancy. Once the seedling emerges, it enters the vegetative stage, growing leaves and roots, and developing a strong stem. As the plant matures, it enters the budding stage, during which buds form at the axils of leaves or at the tips of stems. The flowering stage follows, with the 'Ice Cream' rose producing its distinctive lush, creamy-white flowers that are prized for their beauty and fragrance. After pollination, which may be less typical in hybrids and may require human intervention, the plant may produce hips (fruit), which contain seeds that could potentially start the next generation. Finally, the rose enters a period of dormancy during colder months, reducing its metabolic activity before resuming growth in the next cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Late winter to early spring

    • Rosa Ice Cream, commonly known as 'Korzuri', is a hybrid tea rose that is most commonly propagated through the method of cuttings. To propagate, a cutting of about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) with several sets of leaves is taken from a healthy plant during its dormant season, typically late fall or early winter. This cutting is then trimmed just below a set of leaves, and the lower leaves are removed. The cut end is dipped into a rooting hormone to encourage root growth and then planted in a mixture of potting soil and perlite. It's important that the soil is kept moist but not waterlogged, and the cutting should be kept in a bright location without direct sunlight until roots have developed, which can take several weeks to a few months. Once the cutting has established a strong root system, it can be transplanted into the garden or a larger pot.