Rose or Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ is an English shrub rose. It is a repeat flowering version with strongly fragrant flowers. They also call it Rosa ‘Ausboard’. Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ is part of the Rosaceae family of plants.
The flowers are large, pink, and fragrant. David Austin introduced it in 1986. It was named after Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932), a British gardener. Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ can be grown as a shrub or a short climber. It grows to about 1.5m or 5ft tall. The flower season starts in late spring and continues through the end of autumn.
How to grow Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’:
Grow Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist, rich, fertile soil that is well-drained. Propagate by hardwood cuttings. Watch out for aphids, leafhopper, red spider mite, sawfly, or powdery mildew.