Climbing David Austin Rose Gertrude Jekyll


Climbing David Austin Rose ‘Gertrude Jekyll’

Plant Fact File:

  • Plant Type: Climbing Rose
  • Cultivar: ‘Gertrude Jekyll’
  • Container Size: 3L
  • Height: 20cm (from soil level to the top of the plant)
  • Established Height: Approximately 3m
  • Flower Color: Deep pink
  • Flower Form: Double, cupped
  • Fragrance: Strong, Old Rose fragrance with hints of myrrh
  • Bloom Time: Spring to fall
  • Growth Habit: Vigorous, climbing
  • Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well-draining, fertile soil
  • Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9


The Climbing David Austin Rose ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ is a classic and beloved rose cultivar renowned for its stunning deep pink blooms and strong Old Rose fragrance. Delivered in a 3L container, this climbing rose features lush, double, cupped flowers that exude timeless beauty and charm. With a height of approximately 20cm from soil level to the top of the plant and an established height of around 3m, ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ adds vertical interest and fragrance to garden landscapes.

Key Features:

  • Deep Pink Blooms: ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ showcases magnificent deep pink blooms, each displaying a classic cupped form reminiscent of old-fashioned roses. The rich pink coloring and abundant petals create a romantic and elegant display in garden settings.
  • Fragrance: Known for its strong Old Rose fragrance with hints of myrrh, the scent of ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ fills the air with a rich and captivating aroma. Plant this climbing rose near outdoor seating areas or along garden paths to enjoy its delightful fragrance throughout the growing season.
  • Vigorous Climbing Habit: With its vigorous climbing habit, ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ produces long, flexible canes that can be trained to climb trellises, arbors, or pergolas. Its prolific blooms and lush foliage create a stunning vertical accent in the landscape, adding height and interest to garden structures.
  • Hardy and Easy to Grow: ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ is hardy in USDA zones 5-9 and thrives in well-draining, fertile soil in full sun to partial shade. Regular pruning and training help maintain its vigorous growth and shape while encouraging continuous flowering.

Planting Tips:

  1. Choose a sunny to partially shaded location with well-draining soil.
  2. Dig a hole slightly larger than the pot size and amend the soil with organic matter if needed.
  3. Carefully remove the plant from its container and gently loosen the roots.
  4. Position the plant at the base of the support structure and spread out the roots.
  5. Backfill the hole with soil, firming it gently around the roots.
  6. Water thoroughly after planting and provide regular water during the establishment period.
  7. Train the canes to climb the support structure and secure them with ties as needed.
  8. Prune as needed to shape and control growth, and feed with a balanced fertilizer in spring for optimal performance.
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Additional information

Rose Type

David Austin Roses