Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'
  • Common name: Rose
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 1.5m

Spread: 90cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Scented flowers, Thorns

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Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' is a hardy English shrub rose, bred partly from the old Portland variety 'Madame Knorr'. Its fat, pink, eye-catching buds open into large cup-shaped blooms with the petals arranged in a clear spiral pattern, and a magnificent fragrance. It flowers continuously all summer.

Grow Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost. As a shrub rose, it's best pruned in late summer, after flowering has finished. Prune most stems lightly. To encourage young, vigorous growth, cut back a few of the oldest stems each year. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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