A sport of R. 'Brilliant Pink Iceberg.'
Plant Patent #16,198. Cultivar name: 'PROse.'
This delightful Floribunda has the beauty and fragrance of an Old Rose with the modern vigor, disease resistance, and bloom strength of a modern hybrid. Burgundy Iceberg™ is prepared to flower all summer long, filling garden and vase with a strong honey-like scent and adding rich, dark, highly unusual color to the Rose display.
Each of these blooms is fully double-flowered, with 20 to 25 petals that sport a deep pink reverse (exterior) to complement their dark burgundy interior. The coloration is purple to red-burgundy depending on the climate, with darker coloring in cooler temperatures. Measuring 3 to 4 1/2 inches wide, they arise in large clusters from late spring until the cool fall weather sets in. Very tolerant of heat and humidity, they are a superb choice for the south and southwest, but also content in shorter and cooler summer climates.
Burgundy Iceberg™ has won numerous awards in its native Australia, and we believe it will be a success here as well. This color is simply unavailable in most other Roses, and the rich fragrance and floriferousness make this shrub very valuable. Best of all, it has disease-resistant foliage, so you can plant it right into the crowded border (or in containers) without worrying about mildew and blackspot. If you have never grown a Rose before, Burgundy Iceberg™ is a splendid way to begin. If you're a seasoned Rosarian, you can count on this cultivar to be one of the highest-performing and most trouble-free varieties in your garden! Zones 5-9.
Bareroot or Container?
Have you browsed through your favorite gardening catalog or website looking for the newest roses to plant in your garden and wondered whether it would be best to choose bareroot roses or those in nursery pots? Or does it matter? If you’re like most rose gardeners, this question has come up at one point or another. And we want to help you find the answer as to what’s the best for you and your garden.
Bareroot roses are an inexpensive and easy option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Bareroot roses meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. And of course, since they aren't in soil when you get them, there’s no mess to contend with.
Bareroot roses may look dead, with their brown roots and dormant stem, but plants that arrive this way actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive growth of leaves during planting, which is very stressful.
You can plant your bareroot roses earlier in the growing season as well, since there aren't any leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area’s last frost date in the spring. Since they don’t have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish quickly.
Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren't dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into decorative containers and make an attractive gift.
Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like. As you can see, there are advantages to both bareroot or container roses, so whichever you decide is the best for your garden, we feel certain you’ll become a lifelong rose lover, if you aren't already!
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The day I recieved my roses this year we had nine inches of snow. It snowed into early May in Minnesota this year. Was very hard to judge when to put the roses out. Especially when they were delivered in the Middle of April. I did happen to lose this rose to frost in May but my others I bought survied. I just wish the roses could of been delivered a little later.
I bought three Burgundy Iceberg five years ago, and am placing an order for two more now to fill in where my tired butterfly bushes are. Although not as purple as shown in the catalog, the flowers are beautiful and even in my high desert climate they blossom from early summer until late in the fall.