Pink iceberg

How and how much to water

The Iceberg rose is an extremely delicate flower: its petals do not wait to bend if watering is not carried out regularly and the roots can undergo rot if the soil is not sufficiently draining and generates deep or superficial stagnations of water. To take proper care of this variety it is necessary to take into account both the age of the specimen and the current season: during autumn and winter, the rigid temperatures to which it is subjected require scarce and spaced watering. The ideal is to wet it once every two weeks and make sure the ground is not uneven. During the warm seasons, in which it resumes growing in preparation for the imminent flowering,

How to grow it

Growing the Iceberg Rose requires patience and attention. Its propagation can take place by cuttings or through seeds: the latter in particular must be placed in the ground during the hot season, possibly at the beginning of spring when the temperature is stable and has reached at least 18 ° C. Whichever method of propagation you prefer it is important to remember to keep the Rose Iceberg sheltered from strong winds in the early stages of growth. While the seeds can be buried in universal potting soil, the cuttings need a substrate consisting of peat and sand, which ensures good water drainage and sufficient softness for the new roots to take root. The repotting of the Rosa iceberg must always be done in spring while the pruning,

How to fertilize

The Iceberg Rose needs to be fertilized to grow healthy and robust and to promote copious flowering. The ideal fertilizer comes in a granular and slow-release formula and is specific for roses: regularly administering this product means providing assistance to the plant during its vegetative growth and ensuring aesthetic results similar to wild roses. The fertilizer must always be supplied to the plant in quantities slightly lower than those indicated on the back of the packages; the ideal period is that which precedes the planting of the adult specimen, the seed or the cutting. Even when preparing the substrate for repotting, a small amount of fertilizer can help the Iceberg Rose root faster. In addition to these two specific moments in the life of the rose,

Rose iceberg: Exposure, diseases and remedies

Rosa iceberg loves to be exposed to direct sun and placed in an environment where there is a sufficient exchange of air; on the other hand, locations exposed to strong air currents are not recommended. If there is the possibility, the Rosa iceberg must be exposed in particular to the morning hours of light, which are important for the delicate flowering phase. This variety is subject to the attack of numerous parasites such as aphids, scale insects, powdery mildew and beetles; it can also be attacked by rust, downy mildew and, moreover, undergo rot. To combat the main diseases and various parasites, it is sufficient to intervene promptly by administering a specific anti-parasitic product, a fungicide or a specific fungicide product for roses.

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