Day 24 – National Rose Month

Iceberg – floribunda
White – Introduced in 1958
ARS Rating – 8.5

This rose is what I call a gardeners friend. Once planted, it needs only routine care and will bloom and re-bloom the most beautiful sprays of white roses. Here in zone 7b, I see my first blooms in April and still have a flush of bloom in late October.  

'Iceberg" floribunda fully open

Beautiful Blooms of 'Iceberg' floribunda'Iceberg" floribunda fully open



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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5 Responses to Day 24 – National Rose Month

  1. commonweeder says:

    How could I not think about National Rose month? In June I am obsessed with the roses.


  2. tbrose says:

    Very pretty. I am beginning to see blackspot on some of my roses, but see none on your beautiful Iceberg. Maybe a Redneck Rosarian post on how to prevent and/or cure blackspot is in order.


  3. Lara Lewis says:

    Such a beautiful rose. I, too, had such problems with blackspot on mine but yours look fantastic!


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