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Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Shrub rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Scented flowers, Thorns

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Leigh Clapp, copyright GAP Photos (31099)

Plant details

A fine and very hardy English shrub rose, this was bred partly from the old Portland variety 'Madame Knorr' and introduced in 1986. It appreciates rich soil with a good mulch annually, and is best placed towards the back of a mixed border where its slightly bare lower stems can be disguised. The fragrance is outstanding, and the flowers superb, with fat, pink, eye-catching buds opening into large cup-shaped blooms with the petals arranged in a clear spiral pattern. It will flower continuously all summer with occasional feeding. As a shrub rose, it is 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).

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Cultivar: Gertrude Jekyll

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers, Thorns

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 90cm


Reader reviews

Trelou

This is a rose that truly deserves its award from the RHS! It is even more stunning in reality the photos dont do it justice! This year our specimen seems to be the best its ever been so i would say it takes a couple of years to settle into a new home but you will get flowers in the interim! As for the gorgeous scent, i dont think it can be beaten! I would highly recomend this rose to anyone!


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