Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll'
Indulgent deep pink fully double flowers with a crimson in the center appear in clusters of three to five flowers. Named after the influential ‘Gertrude Jekyll’, the famous English Arts and Crafts garden designer and writer of the 19th century. This rose is worth growing for its powerful fragrance alone and has twice been voted English rose of the year. DAVID AUSTIN, 1986:
Plant in an open, sunny position (at least 5-6 hours of direct sunlight each day), in free-draining, neutral soil that is rich in organic matter. Water deeply to encourage strong roots when establishing and provide supplementary watering during dry periods. Roses are heavy feeders and will benefit from organic fertiliser, twice-yearly in heavy soils (spring and late summer) or four times in sandy soil. Deadhead regularly for repeat flowering. Prune in late winter by a third for size and shape, creating an open vase form and removing any diseased or damaged wood.