The Generous Gardener Rose
Pink English Roses
The Generous Gardener Rose is an outstanding rose that can be a shrub or climber. It produces the most beautifully formed, lovely soft pink flowers. The centers are a soft, glowing pink color, and fade to a paler pink on the outsides. The numerous stamens, exposed by the open petals, give it a water-lily effect. It is a very attractive rose!
Type English Musk Shrub/Climbing Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 2002 (Britain)
Growth Habits this rose bush grows up to 5-6’ tall, by by 4’wide as a shrub
It grows 10 x 12’ as a climber
It is repeat-flowering
Blooms Large, double, full blooms are a soft pink in the center, with a lighter pink on the edges. Flowers have approximately 55 petals Flowers are 4” across
Foliage Large size, Dark-green, glossy foliage
Fragrance Strong fragrance is musk, myrrh, old rose, fruity
Awards Gold Medal for climbing Hague Trials in the Netherlands
Hardy zone zones 5-9
The growth of this rose is spreading and arching. It can quickly become a very beautiful shrub rose. It makes a nice rose for a pillar or arch. It is also superb when used for a wall, small arbor, or trellis.
It grows quite vigorous, and may require some summer pruning to keep it shaped the way you want.
These David Austin roses are very healthy, and very disease resistant. They are a good choice for the garden, used as shrub roses, for landscape roses, and even cut flowers for the vase.
This rose has a strong, and delightful fruity rose fragrance, that is complex, yet delicious!
This rose was named to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the National Gardens Scheme in the UK
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