Gertrude Jekyll - David Austin Rose

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English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

Twice voted the nation's favourite rose
Beautiful, rich pink rosettes with the quintessential Old Rose fragrance: superb, strong and perfectly balanced. Very healthy and reliable

  • Repeat Flowering
  • Exceptional Fragrance
  • Voted England’s favourite rose by BBC Gardener’s World viewers
  • Highly Recommended by David Austin Roses
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bred by David Austin
  • Suitable for zones 4 to 8

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 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 is always one of the first English Roses to start flowering.

Reliable in every way, it forms a medium-sized, upright shrub which is vigorous and robust. Perhaps most suitable for the middle or back of the border. It can also be grown as a short climber.

Gertrude Jekyll was a famous garden designer and author, who has had a profound effect on the style of English gardens of the present day. She advocated incorporating roses in mixed borders and created over 400 picturesque gardens in the UK, Europe and America. She received the Veitch Memorial Medal and the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour.

It has been voted England’s Favourite Rose by BBC Gardener’s World viewers and most recently The Nation’s Favourite Rose in a poll conducted by the RHS in 212. Winner of the James Mason Award from the Royal National Rose Society in 22.


Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
Growth Type Shrub Rose
Sub Type English Old Rose Hybrid
Color Rich pink
Fragrance Strength Very Strong Fragrance
Flowering Repeat Flowering
Disease Resistance Good
Height 5ft
Width 3.5ft
Breeder David Austin
Year of Introduction 1986
Appellation Ausbord
Suitable for zones Zones 4 - 8
Petal Count 80 petals
Patent PP7220