Iceberg Rose Rosa Iceberg = 'Korbin' (F)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
rose [Iceberg]


The Rose Iceberg, categorized under the Floribunda Rose group, is a flowering plant cherished for its abundant blooms and elegant display. This rose bush is distinguished by its profusion of flowers and lush, glossy green foliage. The flowers themselves are characterized by their pure white color and semi-double to double form, featuring a high petal count that envelops the center in a classic, rounded shape. Blooming repeatedly throughout the growing season, the Rose Iceberg's flowers emit a light but delightful fragrance that attracts both admirers and pollinators to the garden. The leaves of the Rose Iceberg are a deep, glossy green, providing a striking contrast against the immaculate white of the petals. They are typically pinnately compound, with a number of smaller leaflets composing the larger whole leaf, which adds a textured appearance to the foliage. The plant's overall form is bushy and well-branched, creating a full and rounded shape that is densely packed with leaves and blooms. Additionally, the Rose Iceberg can produce clusters of flowers, making it an ideal choice for creating a focal point in a landscape with its showy and repeated flower displays. Despite the lack of information provided on the size, the plant is known for creating an impressive visual impact in the garden. The attractive combination of its white flowers and green foliage makes it a popular choice for gardeners looking for a plant that can offer both aesthetic appeal and a touch of sophistication to their outdoor spaces.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Iceberg Rose, Climbing Iceberg, Floribunda Iceberg.

    • Common names

      Rosa Iceberg = 'Korbin' (F).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Iceberg rose is not considered toxic to humans. While it is not meant for consumption, ingesting parts of this plant typically does not result in serious poisoning. However, some individuals may have sensitive reactions, such as mild stomach upset, if large quantities are ingested. Generally, roses are not associated with severe toxicity in humans.

    • To pets

      The Iceberg rose is also not considered toxic to pets. It is generally safe around animals, and there is no widespread evidence of serious health issues caused by pets ingesting the blooms or foliage. Nevertheless, ingestion of any non-food plant material can potentially cause mild gastrointestinal upset in some pets, such as vomiting or diarrhea, especially if consumed in large amounts. It is still advisable to prevent pets from eating this plant as a precaution.

  • 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

    • Abundant Blooms: The Iceberg Rose is celebrated for its profuse flowering, providing a continuous display of clusters of pristine white blooms from late spring until the first frost.
    • Aesthetic Appeal: This rose variety is lauded for its classic beauty, enhancing garden aesthetics with its elegant form, pure white flowers, and attractive, glossy green foliage.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, the Iceberg Rose exhibits a certain degree of drought tolerance, making it suitable for gardens in drier climates.
    • Disease Resistance: The Iceberg Rose is known for being more resistant to common rose diseases, like powdery mildew and rust, ensuring healthier plants with less maintenance.
    • Easy to Train: This versatile plant can be grown as a bush, or easily trained to grow as a climber, offering flexibility in garden design and landscaping.
    • Versatile Landscaping: It's suitable for a variety of landscaping purposes, including hedging, borders, and as a stand-alone specimen, making it a great choice for both formal and informal gardens.
    • Low Maintenance: Requiring minimal pruning compared to other roses, the Iceberg Rose is ideal for gardeners looking for low maintenance plants.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers attract beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies, promoting a healthier and more vibrant garden ecosystem.
    • Cut Flower Use: The Iceberg Rose produces excellent cut flowers with a long vase life, perfect for creating floral arrangements.

  • 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

    • Edible petals: The petals of Rosa Iceberg can be used in salads, desserts, or as a garnish for a delicate floral note.
    • Natural dye: The petals can also be used to naturally dye fabrics or food items with a subtle pink hue.
    • Perfume: Rosa Iceberg can be utilized in homemade perfumes or potpourris for its light and sweet fragrance.
    • Floral bath soak: The petals can be added to bathwater for a luxurious and fragrant bathing experience.
    • Wedding decor: Due to their elegant white blooms, these roses are often used in wedding bouquets and table arrangements.
    • Crafting: Dried petals can be used in crafting, such as in the making of floral paper or natural confetti.
    • Flower press: The blooms are suitable for use in a flower press to create preserved flower artwork or bookmarks.
    • Botanical art: Fresh or dried Rosa Iceberg flowers can be used in botanical art compositions due to their aesthetic appeal.
    • Garden design: Rosa Iceberg can be used to create a 'moon garden', where white and pale flowers enhance the nighttime garden ambiance by reflecting moonlight.
    • Ice cubes: Petals can be frozen into ice cubes to add an elegant touch to beverages at special events.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Iceberg Rose is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Iceberg Rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Purity: The white color of the Iceberg Rose symbolizes purity and innocence, making it a popular choice for weddings and religious ceremonies.
    • Reverence: As a rose, it is often associated with honor and reverence, which can be used to show deep admiration or respect for someone.
    • New Beginnings: The fresh, crisp look of the Iceberg Rose is emblematic of new starts and hope, often used in celebrations of new chapters in life.
    • Remembrance: Roses in general symbolize remembrance. The Iceberg Rose can be a gentle reminder of a person or memory held dear.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Iceberg rose should be watered deeply and infrequently rather than little and often to encourage strong root growth. In general, providing about one to two inches of water per week is sufficient, although this can vary based on local climate conditions. During hot, dry spells, it might be necessary to water the roses two to three times a week. To minimize disease risk, water at the base of the plant to keep foliage dry. It's best to water early in the morning to allow any moisture on the leaves to evaporate throughout the day.

  • sunLight

    Iceberg roses thrive in full sunlight and should receive at least six hours of direct sun each day. The ideal spot for planting Iceberg roses would be in a location that benefits from morning light, which is less intense than afternoon sun. Adequate sunlight is crucial for the health of the plant as well as for maximizing flower production.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Iceberg roses grow best in temperate climates with temperatures between 55°F and 85°F. They can survive temperatures as low as 20°F but are damaged by prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures. Ideal growth occurs when night temperatures are cooler than daytime temperatures, helping the roses to produce high-quality blooms.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Iceberg roses is essential to promote healthy growth and abundant blooms. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth starts, removing dead or weak canes to allow for better air circulation and sunlight penetration. Prune again lightly after each bloom cycle to encourage repeat flowering. The best time to prune is when the plant is dormant, generally between December and February.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Iceberg Rose ('Korbin') thrives in loamy, well-drained soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0. A mix containing one-third each of garden soil, well-rotted compost, and sharp sand or perlite is ideal. Amend with organic matter to improve nutrient content and drainage.

  • plantRepotting

    Iceberg Roses are typically planted in the ground rather than repotted frequently. However, if grown in containers, repotting every 2 to 3 years during dormant season is adequate to refresh the soil and provide room for growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Iceberg Rose prefers outdoor conditions where it can receive natural airflow. Average humidity levels are suitable; they are not demanding in terms of humidity, but should not be subjected to prolonged periods of high humidity without good air circulation.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright light, good air flow, well-drained soil mix.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in well-draining soil, full sun, water deeply.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Iceberg Rose begins its life as a seed, but is more commonly propagated through cuttings or grafts to maintain its desired characteristics. After planting, the cutting or graft grows roots and shoots, entering a vegetative stage characterized by the development of foliage and stems. This is followed by the flowering stage, which typically occurs from spring to fall, where the plant produces its distinctive, abundant white blossoms. After pollination, some flowers may develop into hips (fruit), which contain seeds, but these are often infertile or not true to the parent plant in cultivated roses. The plant then enters a dormancy period during the winter, where growth slows significantly or ceases, and prepares for the next cycle of growth in the spring. Throughout its lifetime, the Iceberg Rose will repeat the vegetative and flowering cycles annually, with proper care leading to a lifespan that can extend over several decades.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The Rosa 'Iceberg', commonly known as the Iceberg Rose, is best propagated by semi-hardwood cuttings. This is typically done during the late summer when the new growth from that season has started to mature but is not yet fully hardened. The process involves taking a cutting of about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) from a healthy, disease-free stem, ideally with several sets of leaves. The bottom leaves are removed and the cut end is dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root growth. Then, the cutting is placed in a well-draining soil mix, ensuring that at least two nodes are buried where the leaves were removed. The cutting should be kept moist and out of direct sunlight until roots have developed, which usually takes several weeks. Once rooted, the new Iceberg Rose plant can be gradually acclimated to more direct light and eventually planted out in the garden.