Gertrude Jekyll Rose, is one of the
prettier of the David Austin Roses. These pink English roses are heavily
scented, and an excellent choice for your garden. The "Gertrude Jekyll" rose fragrance is strong (Damask, Old Rose).
They were named for a British garden designer
(Miss Jekyll 1843-1942) This lady had a profound effect on present-day
gardens. By example, she was able to show how much better garden designs
were by grouping plants with color in mind.She opened up a whole new way of placing plants in the garden for a better visual effect.
Type English Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 1986
Blooms The blooms of these David Austin Roses are a rich, glowing Pink with 40 petals. The flowers get 4-5" They are typical English roses.
Growth habits Grows tall, vigorous, upright, can be somewhat lanky (best to keep it trimmed to a shorter height) Nice used as a Shrub rose.
Foliage Medium size with a medium green matte
Fragrance A strong Damask Old-Rose fragrance
Awards 2002 National Rose Society James Mason AwardHardiness Zone
The informal blossoms form perfect spheres, on straight stems. These lovely pink rosettes have a wonderful old-rose fragrance.
This Austin English rose can grow tall (5-6 ft.) In cooler climates, it can get somewhat lanky, so it will look best if kept trimmed to a height of 2-3'.
It works well for
or planted in a mixed border. As a shrub, you'll enjoy beautiful, large very fragrant roses, that come in flushes all season.
Warmer climates will get a much taller rose, that can be given support, and treated as a climber.
The repeat bloom, disease resistance,and heavy damask rose scent on the 'Gertrude Jekyll" rose make it a good rose for your garden.Note:
Pruning and deadheading are essential for re-bloom on this rose!