With great rich red colour, the Burgundy Iceberg rose is just as vigorous and hardy as the white variety, just a more sumptuous colour.
This is actually a sport of the original, and it is available as a standard as well as a bush type rose.
The fragrance is pleasant, and certainly not overpowering, the disease resistance is excellent and the foliage is good green.
As a bush rose it will reach around 1.5 metres in height and spread to around 1.2 metres. It will repeat flower and is very easy to prune.
Being a Floribunda type is does have masses of flowers so you will not be wanting for a display for most of the year.
Use Burgundy Iceberg as a feature plant in the garden, grow it in a container or plant it en masse as a border plant.
Care and Planting your Burgundy Iceberg rose
Best grown in a position in full sun or at least 6 hours of good sun a day and a well drained soil, water your new plant well the day before planting and you are ready to plant.
- Weed the area well and dig the soil over.
- Dig in some well rotted compost and aged cow manure.
- Prepare a planting hole the same depth that the rose was in the container.
- Gently remove the plant from the container.
- Place in the planting hole and backfill.
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Lightly mulch around the plant.
- Water deeply as the soil dries over the first spring and summer.
We suggest using a general purpose rose food such as Sudden Impact for roses with an application every 8 weeks from early spring through summer. Regular seaweed fertiliser application will also help keep you Burgundy Iceberg flowering freely.
Burgundy Iceberg Roses are available for sale online from the following participating nurseries
Australia's leading rose supplier. Large range of all types, including new releases. Bare-root plants by mail order Australia wide, June - August. Visit our informative website. 100 page colour catalogue available.
Bare rooted and potted. Old World, David Austin, Bush & Standard Roses. Over 400 varieties available by Mail Order.
400 Galston Road, Galston NSW 2159
Huge range of potted roses available all year - weeping, standards, climbing, groundcover, bush, David Austin, Smooth Touch, Old World, New Releases. Rose Garden Design Service.