High Desert Plant Finder & Guide
Icecap Rose flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Other Names: Ice Cap Rose
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
The clusters of elegant white ruffled blooms are produced continuously on a low mounded shrub with healthy green foliage; these fragrant blooms make great cut flowers; excellent for mass planting or borders
Icecap Rose features showy clusters of fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Icecap Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Icecap Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Icecap Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.