Gertrude Jekyll®™

Type: David Austin

Truly fully double, old rose blooms of great beauty. A very popular rose. A most attractive color of rich, bright pink paling to a lighter shade of pink on the petal edges. Very vigorous. Provides wonderfully strong, old rose perfume. Repeat bloomer, petals 50+

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Additional Info

Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) No
Specifc ARS Score No
Bloom Type Quartered
Breeder Code AUSbord
Characteristics Breeder, Fragrance
Specific Color Rich Pink
Country of Origin England
Fragrance Very Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # Pat. 6220
Rebloom Repeat Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 6' x 4'
Year 1986


Customer Reviews (4)

Rose reviewReview by Dee
This is my favorite David Austin rose. I live in Seattle. Planted this one in a whiskey barrel. Blooms heavily around June, then repeats in summer but not heavily. I love the color of the blooms, like an antique pink. I sigh every time I walk by it (Posted on 8/14/2017)
Plusses don't cancel the minusesReview by Rainqueen
I've tried several D.Austin roses and this has not been a good performer here in Portland, OR area. The first bloom in the spring is wonderful- covered with very fragrant flowers and light green foliage. Then it sits there and drops its leaves. The second year, I tried cutting it back for a rebloom and had a little success. It is plagued with blackspot (I don't spray but put under a south-facing eave and practice good sanitation, water, fertilize, and air-circulation). It has very twiggy growth of the shrub types and is covered in small thorns. (Posted on 12/10/2016)
BeautifulReview by Jacqueline H
This rose is so beautiful in bloom there is no way that a photo can do it justice. The silvery white backsides of the perfectly pink petals make this rose look luminous in bloom. Also it is the most strongly fragranced English Rose I have my garden next to Evelyn (although Evelyn is not a very vigorous bloomer and has grown very slowly). Would highly recommend Gertrude Jekyll planted in groups of 3 or more along a path--would be stunning and smell so good! (Posted on 10/1/2014)
Old Rose Fragrance is StrongReview by linners
If you love old rose fragrance, you can count on Gertrude Jekyll! A single bloom can perfume an entire room. And of course the vivid pink quartered blooms are very pretty. This is an oldie but a goodie! (Posted on 4/20/2014)

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