The Iceberg Rose is born from the crossing with the so-called Robin Hood rose and the Virgo rose. It is considered a floribunda plant and is characterized by its climbing habit. Irrigation is a very important aspect during the cultivation of these specimens. In fact, shrubs living in northern areas require occasional watering in spring and summer. In this case, before proceeding with further watering, it is advisable to wait until the surface layers of the substrate are dry.
If the Rosa Iceberg plants are grown in regions with a temperate climate, it is advisable to increase the frequency and quantity of watering, especially during the hot summer months. In autumn, irrigation is reduced to be suspended altogether with the arrival of the winter season.
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How to take care of it
Much used for ornamental purposes, the Iceberg Rose does not need any particular attention to grow and develop in a lush way. They can adapt to different types of soil, but prefer slightly acidic, light and above all well-drained substrates. They grow well in the ground and can also be grown in pots. It should be remembered that the root system requires space to take root, so when planting it is important to take this into account.
Pruning is essential for healthy and strong Iceberg Rose plants. The intervention is carried out in winter, before the vegetative restart, all damaged branches must be eliminated while the remaining ones are shortened. In general, it is necessary to leave an average of 5-6 buds per branch.
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When and how to fertilize
The Iceberg Rose, like all species belonging to the same family, needs to receive periodic fertilization to be able to grow continuously. At the time of planting, it is advisable to work well the soil with mature manure and peat, so as to provide the root system all the elements necessary for development. The same operation is repeated every time the specimens are repotted, which live in special containers.
Fertilization is repeated once a year in spring, using manure to be mixed directly with the upper layers of the soil. Alternatively, you can opt for a good granular slow release fertilizer, to be dispensed in March, following the instructions on the individual labels of the products used.
Pink iceberg: Exposure, diseases and remedies
The Rosa Iceberg plants that grow in areas where the climate is continental, need very sunny and very bright locations. On the contrary, if these specimens live in mild regions with hot summers, it is important that exposure to sunlight is not excessive. The best option is to opt for a half-shade area, which guarantees at least six hours of light every day. Iceberg roses can be affected by various fungal diseases, such as powdery mildew, scab, downy mildew or rust.
The use of specific products is necessary to treat these diseases, by contacting authorized personnel. If they are affected by aphids, it is advisable to use special aphids, while buzzers should be addressed with chemical treatments based on Acephate.
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