An elegant English shrub rose from David Austin, Rosa Gertrude Jekyll® (Ausbord) has glowing, deep pink rosette-shaped flowers, which open from tightly scrolled pink buds, and produces an exceptionally beautiful, strong ‘Old Rose’ fragrance.
Twice voted the nation's favourite rose by BBC Gardeners' World, it is particularly gorgeous when trained over a pergola or along a fence. Also healthy and reliable, this repeat flowering rose is a recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence in the garden.
This extraordinarily successful rose is an appropriate tribute to the garden designer whose work staggered two centuries (mid-nineteenth to early twentieth) and several continents (Europe and USA). Working alongside the architect Edwin Lutyens, Gertrude Jekyll's impact on British gardens has been enduring. The first to suggest that roses should be incorporated into a mixed border, her loose, painterly use of colour and texture enlivened the herbaceous borders of generations of gardeners.
Pot Size: 6L
Hardiness: Very hardy
Height and Spread: 150cm x 100cm (or up to 200cm if trained as a climber)
Preferred Soil Type: Humus-rich, moist, fertile, well-drained soil
Aspect: Full sun / partial shade
Flowering Period: July – September
Please note, in the autumn this rose is supplied as a potted plant, and will not produce any new roots until spring so it is usual for the soil to fall away from the roots when you remove it from the pot. It is best to plant it immediately.