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rose [Gertrude Jekyll]
Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'
Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered, 5-petalled flowers followed by showy red or purple fruits
Shrub roses are large shrubs with usually thorny stems bearing large leaves and fragrant, single to double flowers in clusters in summer, and usually also in autumn
Gertrude Jekyll is an upright small shrub rose to 1.2m, of open growth, with broad, healthy grey-green foliage with strongly fragrant, fully double, rich rose-pink flowers, which open into a flat rosette shape, continuously flowering in summer and autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Very popular, versatile rose. Grow in full sun with fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring and a balanced fertiliser again in early summer - see rose cultivation. Can be grown as a short climber to 2.4m and suitable for hedging
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders Hedging & Screens
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 16 (roses)
Pests Pests such as rose aphid, rose leafhopper, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, large rose sawfly and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Deer and rabbits can cause damage
May be affected by black spot, rose rust and rose powdery mildew
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rose [Gertrude Jekyll]
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