Fabulously scented with an old-rose fragrance, English Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' produces clusters of the most beautiful, large, fully double flowers of rich glowing pink. Introduced in 1986 by David Austin, this beauty won the 2002 James Mason Award from the Royal National Rose Society and is considered one of the finest creations of David Austin.
Vigorous and reliable, 'Gertrude Jekyll' truly deserves a spot where its strong, rich perfume can be appreciated. Plant it where you will be able to enjoy its perfume daily: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck.
- Fairly versatile, it may be grown as an upright and bushy shrub or trained as a short climber. This is also a great candidate for large containers and is quite effective as a hedge. Spectacular when combined with the cool blue colors of salvia, nepeta or lavender. Excellent cut flowers.
- Grows up to 5 feet tall (150 cm) or 8-10 feet as a climber (240-300 cm) and spreads 3-4 feet wide (90-120 cm). Free-flowering
- Blooming in flushes from late spring until frost, this is a good repeat bloomer.
- Best grown in full sun or partial shade, in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils.
- Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
- This lovely rose was named after the famous garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll, who has had a profound effect on the style of English gardens of the present day.
- David Austin’s English Roses combine the flower forms and perfume of Old Roses with the color range and repeat-flowering habits of modern roses. As Rose breeder, David Austin’s achievement is in marrying the romantic “English Rose” look with reliable garden performance, vigorous growth, full bushes, disease-resistance and prolific season-long bloom. Over 200 English Roses have been released since 1961, many of them receiving the highest rewards.