Rosa Iceberg ('Korbin') | Floribunda Rose | 4L Potted rose
Popular clustered pale cream rose
The ‘Iceberg’ is a popular, bushy, upright, floribunda variety of rose. Free flowering, it blooms between June and September producing clusters of slightly fragrant, pale cream, double flowers with dark glossy foliage. Easy to grow and disease resistant this hardy rose is happy in any aspect except north facing. It thrives best in the full sun planted in moist, well-drained soil on either an exposed or sheltered site. A relatively small shrub, it is perfect for growing along a border or in containers. ‘Iceberg’ has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit given by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) which helps gardeners make informed choices about plants.
|Flowering Period||Repeat flowering|
|Supplied As||4L Pot|
|Height on Arrival Your rose's height depends on when you buy it and the type of rose you buy. Some roses are pruned to 15cm high when dormant. This ensures when you go to plant your rose it won't get uprooted in the wind and is less liable to disease.||15-60cm (6-24in)|
|Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions.||100cm x 50cm (3 x 1.5ft)|
Key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, determined by a rose's eventual height and spread.
Bare root & containerised plants have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your plant's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised plants it is important to drench your plant's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised plants, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root plants, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised plants, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.
Bare root & containerised plants also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your plant a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.
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Our Roses are carefully pruned during the colder month to ensure that there will be strong, healthy growth in spring. For that reason, you may find that a Rose that arrives early in the year is cut back to around 6 inches above the ground. Have no fear, it will burst into life come spring and will grow to 2 ft plus in the first year.
Later in the year, we endeavour to send out a Rose with several buds just about ready to burst into flower. We ensure this supply by staggering the early pruning to delay flowering. Although not always possible, the majority of customer will receive a plant with flowers ready to bloom.
We wrap the roots of our bare root plants and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your plant gets off to a flying start.
Our Rose grower has spent years developing the perfect packaging to protect your plant. The extra thick, cardboard box has a specially designed clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.
Rose plants are easy to grow. Your plant’s growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:
- Hardiness: Modern roses are produced from a amalgamation of rose species - many of which that are from far colder regions than the UK - and are fully hardy.
- Position: Rose plants benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your plant in a sheltered spot will allow the plant to put more resources into flowering.
- Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your plant of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a plant of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.
- Planting in Pots: Patio and miniature roses will suffice in 40cm pots, while compact ground cover and climbing roses will suffice in 60cm containers. Key is to prune your rose's roots prior to planting to encourage fibrous growth, apply mulch and water regularly in the warmer months.
- Eventual Height:1m-2m
- Eventual Spread: 1m-2m
- Toxicity: Fruits are ornamental, not to be eaten by humans or pets
Pots and Packaging
Larger pots (2L and above) are wrapped in waxed paper and then attached to a cardboard base so they stay stable in the box. The waxed paper prevents the compost from spilling out and gives the base some added protection from damp compost. For large numbers of plants, pallets may be used for shipping.
The nursery will ensure the plant is moist while it's waiting to be picked up. Our quality control team waters the plant before packing them where necessary to make sure that the plant is suitably watered for transport. Plants with long delicate stems are secured with canes to prevent damage.
Plant on Arrival
Typically plants are delivered ready to plant and will take some time to settle, grow and look more like the product image above.
Bare root and containerised roses have differing planting requirements, detailed below:
- Watering: Bare root roses should have their roots soaked in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised roses, it is important to drench their root ball before planting.
- Pruning: Another difference is that for bare root roses, it is useful to prune their woody roots back a few inches. However, for containerised roses, you should free any spiralized roots growing around their rootball's circumference.
- Planting: With bare root roses, you should dig a hole to enable the graft point to be above the soil, but with containerised roses, the pot should sit no lower than an inch below the ground.
- With both, you should dig a hole that is twice the radius of their rootball. Stake your roses no more than 2 - 3 inches from the stem, and make sure that they are pointing away from the prevailing wind.
- Fill the planting hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, finishing with fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.
- Provide your rose with a generous watering.
- Add mulch on top (this can be bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones), and ensure that these do not touch the stem of your rose.
- Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring.
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
- Hardiness: Modern roses are produced from an amalgamation of a rose species, and many of which are accustomed to conditions colder than the UK’s.
- Position: Roses benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your rose in a sheltered spot will also allow them to put greater resources into their flowering display.
- Soil: Soil types can be an unwelcome confusion as many plants will adapt to their conditions. Nonetheless, less than ideal conditions will certainly limit your rose’s growth. Waterlogged soils will starve them of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis; causing their roots to rot and creating an optimal environment for disease.
- Pots: Patio and miniature roses work well in 40cm pots, while compact and climbing roses are better suited to 60cm containers. You should prune your rose's roots before planting to encourage fibrous growth, and apply mulch and water frequently during the warmer months.
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|Deciduous Or Evergreen||Deciduous|
|Common Name||Bush Rose|
|Flowering Month||June, July, August, September|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Supplied As||4L-5L Pot|
|Type||Ornamental Shrubs, Rose Plants|
|Shop By Category||Roses|
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