Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Shrub rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Scented flowers, Thorns



Skill level


Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Plant details

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 or partial shade. 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).

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, partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 90cm

Reader reviews


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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