David Austin Gentle Hermione Rose
Rosa Gentle Hermione®

Rosa Gentle Hermione®


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Empathy Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi, 60g
Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi, 60g
Rootgrow 150g
Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi 150g
Empathy After Plant, Rose Liquid Feed
After Plant, Rose Liquid Feed


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David Austin’s Rosa Gentle Hermione® (Auscrowd) is a robust shrub with a large, rounded form. The blooms burst with petals in flat, shallow cups, and are attractive to pollinators. Its intense fragrance is of myrrh, reminiscent of sweet anise (the name for the scent myrrh comes from the Latin name for Sweet Cicely – Myrrhis odorata).

Please note, our roses are available to purchase all year round, so depending on the time of year your rose may either arrive in bloom or have been pruned or deadheaded appropriately for the season.


This rose was named after the virtuous and beautiful Hermione who was married to Leontes, the King of Sicily, in Shakespeare’s late, pastoral romance, 'The Winter’s Tale'. Hermione’s persuasive words at the beginning make Leontes suspicious and, following an unusual gap of 16 years, the complicated fallout from his misunderstanding is resolved.

  • English shrub rose grown for flowers and scent
  • Flowering period: repeat, from late spring to first frost
  • Fully hardy
  • Large shrub
  • Attractive to pollinators
  • Classic plant for herbaceous border and containers
  • Enriched, well-drained soil
  • South, east, west facing
  • Full sun
  • Exposed or sheltered

Dig a hole larger than the root ball and loosen surrounding soil, sprinkle with Mycorrhizal Fungi to promote root growth, position rose, infill and water well. Deadhead spent blooms to promote new buds. Please see our Rose pruning guide - Shrub rose


Exceptionally strong myrrh fragrance, reminiscent of Sweet Cicely

David Austin Rosa Gentle Hermione

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