Burgundy Ice is one of the darkest flowered floribundas. The cupped, semi-double deep purple flowers are velvety and sweet scented. In terms of colour planning, they go wonderfully well with pink, cream and silver and it is stunning with a lavender border (have a look at Hidcote Lavender). It is a healthy rose with good disease resistance and glossy foliage. Flowering starts in June and runs through to the middle of October.
Burgundy Ice roses make a dramatic statement so they are not everyone's cup of tea, so if they do not fit your colour scheme or if you want to find other roses to plant in the same border, then take a look at more UK grown roses here or see our full range of Floribunda roses to buy online.
All floribunda roses like good soil in a sheltered, sunny spot. However the perfect location is not essential as Burgundy Ice is perfectly able to deal with colder spots and can even handle a little shade. It is a good sized floribunda reaching about 4ft (1.3m) and so we would advise placing it towards the rear of the border where it can act as a backdrop to lighter, brighter roses. It looks wonderful planted in a triangular group of three with 80 cms between the plants.
Burgundy Ice is a sport (a naturally occurring mutation) of the pure white Iceberg which you can buy as either floribunda or climber. It was released by Fryers Roses in 2005