Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’

Shrub rose

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in September

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'
  • Common name: Shrub rose
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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).

How to grow Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

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Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

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Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do Take cuttings in October

Do Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' and wildlife

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' poisonous?

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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