If you are looking for a rose that captures the moonlight in each of its pure-white blossoms, and permeates the air with the most intoxicating, cinnamon-spice perfume, then Rosa ‘Iceberg’ probably belongs in your garden.
I fell for iceberg’s charms three years ago, while searching for a white floribunda for my rose garden. It has proven itself a winner. It is never without flowers from spring through frost, although its grandest flush of bloom is in June.
The semi-double flowers are born in clusters, and each cluster makes an elegant bouquet for the house. Early morning is the best time to cut the stems. For pictorial effect, I like to combine Iceberg in a bowl or vase with other roses of similar form, particularly yellow ‘Graham Thomas’ and pink ‘Gertrude Jekyll.’ But white roses, of course, go with everything.
You can enjoy iceberg as a 3-5 foot shrub, as I do, or as a 12-foot climber for pergola or trellis. Both types shimmer in sunlight, and glow in the dark. Hardy in zones 5-10.