An exquisite rose with large, cup-shaped flowers of delicate appearance and palest pink colouring. Strong and delicious fragrance. Extremely healthy.
Good for disease resistance
Highly Recommended byDavid Austin Roses
RHS Awardof Garden Merit
Bred byDavid Austin
Suitable for zones4 to 9
A rose of delicate charm with beautifully formed flowers, which nod gracefully on the stem. When the petals open they expose numerous stamens, providing an almost water lily-like effect. The flowers are a soft glowing pink at the centre, shading to palest pink on the outer petals and eventually fading almost to white. There is a strong and delicious fragrance with aspects of Old Rose, musk and myrrh. The leaves are a pale, almost greyish green, typical of the Musk Rose group and they stay on until late into the winter. If it is not dead-headed, it produces large, orange hips in the autumn. An extremely healthy variety.
‘The Generous Gardener’ is one of the best of the English Rose climbers. In spite of its delicate appearance, it is an exceptionally strong-growing rose. It looks particularly beautiful covering a small arch or pillar. We recommend positioning this variety near to the house where its beauty and fragrance can be enjoyed at close quarters.
Named to mark the 75th anniversary of the National Gardens Scheme, which made it possible for us to see so many beautiful private gardens, thanks to the generosity of their owners.
Gold medal for climbing at The Hague Trials in The Netherlands in 21.