Menu Close

Gertrude Jekyll ® (Ausbord)

David Austin Recommended Variety

Category English Roses (English Rose Collection)
Bred By David Austin
Colour Deep Pink
Flower Type Double/Full Bloom
Size Medium Shrub, Short Climber
Hardiness Very hardy
Fragrance Old Rose, Strong
Repeating Good
Special Characteristics 4.5 x 3.5 ft or 6-8 ft as a climber.

The flowers of this rose start as perfect little scrolled buds and soon open into the most beautiful, large, rosette-shaped flowers of rich glowing pink. The growth is upright and vigorous and in every way reliable. The most outstanding characteristic of this lovely rose is its beautiful and perfectly-balanced Old Rose scent. This is often described as being the quintessential old rose fragrance. The foliage and growth are similar to that of a Portland Rose, with the typical Portland widely-spaced leaflets. It forms a medium sized shrub which is robust and free flowering. Gertrude Jekyll was a famous garden designer, who has had a profound effect on the style of English gardens of the present day.