Climbing David Austin Rose The Pilgrim


David Austin Rose ‘The Pilgrim’

Plant Fact File:

  • Plant Type: Climbing Rose
  • Cultivar: ‘The Pilgrim’
  • Container Size: 3L
  • Height: 20cm (from soil level to the top of the plant)
  • Established Height: Approximately 3-4m
  • Flower Color: Soft, creamy yellow
  • Flower Form: Cupped, rosette-shaped
  • Fragrance: Strong, fruity fragrance with hints of tea
  • 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 David Austin Rose ‘The Pilgrim’ is a graceful climbing rose celebrated for its abundant clusters of soft, creamy yellow blooms and strong fragrance. Presented in a 3L container, this cultivar features cupped, rosette-shaped flowers that exude elegance and charm. With a height of approximately 20cm from soil level to the top of the plant and an established height of around 3-4m, ‘The Pilgrim’ adds vertical interest and fragrance to garden landscapes.

Key Features:

  • Soft, Creamy Yellow Blooms: ‘The Pilgrim’ showcases profuse clusters of soft, creamy yellow blooms, each displaying a classic cupped form reminiscent of old-fashioned roses. The delicate coloring and lush petals create a romantic and inviting display in garden settings.
  • Fragrance: Renowned for its strong, fruity fragrance with hints of tea, the scent of ‘The Pilgrim’ enhances the garden atmosphere with its sweet and nostalgic 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, ‘The Pilgrim’ produces long, flexible canes that can be trained to climb trellises, arbors, or pergolas. Its abundant blooms and lush foliage create a stunning vertical accent in the landscape, adding height and interest to garden structures.
  • Hardy and Easy to Grow: ‘The Pilgrim’ 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. Select 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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Rose Type

David Austin Roses