The Gertrude Jekyll rose, one of the best creations by David Austin English Roses and one of the finest pink rose flowers.
It's rose fragrance is so divine it was used as the first rose essence in England for well over 250 years.
And the flowers are equally divine to look at.
I personally think 'Gertrude Jekyll' rose is the most fragrant of all roses. The scent is so strong that when I enter my patio where it's growing I immediately am engulfed in this lovely rose parfume.
And when I bring some cut flowers from this rose into my house, I usually put a vase of these roses on my coffe table in the livingroom, the roses perfume the whole room.
If you like English roses or the look of Old Garden Roses, this rose should be on your list to buy.
Growing this rose is very easy since it's so disease resistant.
The large full-petalled flowers reminds me of Old Antique Roses and the comparison is enhanced by the blooms sweet scent and the rich deep pink color.
The flowering period is continuous through early summer and fall.
The bush is tall, strong, well foilaged and healthy, and can be grown as a shrub-climber. In warmer climates it grows much taller and is actually best treated as a small climber.
This English rose would be a perfect small climbing rose for areas that short on space.
I grow mine in large container with an inserted trellis on my patio.
I adore the fragrant pink flowers and I want them close up so everyone can enjoy the scent and the beautiful flowers.
The rose bears the famous name of Miss Jekyll (1843-1932). Her writings and gardening applications had great influence on garden design, especially in the grouping of plants, for color effect.Zones 4-9. height 4-5 feet or taller as a climber.