Day 18 – National Rose Month

‘Burgundy Iceberg’ Floribunda

This is a very pretty rose.
It grows among my iris bed at the side of our house.

'Burgundy Iceberg' Floribunda Open Bloom

Fully open, this rose reveals a very interesting dark center with an almost black stamen… It’s growth habit is not quite as vigorous as it’s parent Iceberg, but it still produces some beautifully colored blooms.

About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at and on his popular website;, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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6 Responses to Day 18 – National Rose Month

  1. Grouchy says:

    Hi Chris. I have bookmarked your site. But I forget to look each day. BTW, I have no favorite color rose.


  2. I’m so awestruck by colors, I could not choose either. Partial to yellow, white; yes. But no favorite……. Hope everyone at Frogview Cottage is surviving this exasperating heat!!!! I am at the stage where a box fan and a popsicle are my best friends……


  3. Holley says:

    I really like the looks of burgundy iceberg. I need to find a place in my garden for it. I voted!


  4. Masha says:

    Burgundy Iceberg is very popular here, and I agree it looks great.


  5. Lynn says:

    Haven’t seen this one yet in the nurseries but the color is gorgeous in the picture. Does it have a nice scent too?


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