Rose

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' (Ausbord) (PBR)

Rose  - Rosa  'Gertrude Jekyll' (Ausbord) (PBR)

Common Name: Rose
Genus: Rosa
Cultivar: 'Gertrude Jekyll' (Ausbord) (PBR)

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Beautiful fragrant double deep pink flowers from July to September and greyish-green leaves. The flowers of this popular repeat-flowering bush rose have a characteristic old-fashioned fragrance. Performing best on fertile moist well-drained soil it's best grown towards the back of the border in sun or partial shade. This rose was voted as the nations favourite in the BBC Gardeners' World poll in 2006 - so it is definitely worth finding a spot for it in the garden.

Garden care: Before planting shorten thick roots to 25cm (10in) and reduce top-growth to an outward-facing bud 8-15cm (3-6in) above ground-level. Plant during a frost-free spell incorporating well-rotted organic matter and a balanced fertiliser into the planting hole. Ensure that the 'bud union' (the bulge at the base of the shoots) is 2.5cm (1in) below the soil.


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