Climbing David Austin Rose The Generous Gardener


David Austin Rose ‘The Generous Gardener’

Plant Fact File:

  • Plant Type: Climbing Rose
  • Cultivar: ‘The Generous Gardener’
  • Container Size: 3L
  • Height: 20cm (from soil level to the top of the plant)
  • Established Height: Approximately 3m
  • Flower Color: Pale pink
  • Flower Form: Double, rosette-shaped
  • Fragrance: Strong, myrrh fragrance with hints of fruit
  • Bloom Time: Summer to fall
  • Growth Habit: Climbing
  • Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well-draining, fertile soil
  • Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9


The David Austin Rose ‘The Generous Gardener’ is an exceptional climbing rose renowned for its elegant beauty and enchanting fragrance. Presented in a 3L container, this cultivar features exquisite pale pink blooms with a rosette-shaped form, exuding a strong myrrh fragrance with hints of fruit. With a height of approximately 20cm from soil level to the top of the plant and an established height of around 3m, ‘The Generous Gardener’ is an ideal choice for adding vertical interest and fragrance to garden landscapes.

Key Features:

  • Pale Pink Blooms: ‘The Generous Gardener’ showcases charming pale pink blooms with a rosette-shaped form, creating a captivating display against lush green foliage. The delicate hue adds a touch of elegance to garden trellises, walls, or pergolas.
  • Fragrance: Celebrated for its strong myrrh fragrance with subtle hints of fruit, the scent of ‘The Generous Gardener’ fills the air with sweetness and allure. Plant this climbing rose near outdoor seating areas or walkways to enjoy its delightful fragrance.
  • Climbing Growth Habit: With its climbing growth habit, ‘The Generous Gardener’ gracefully ascends trellises, arbors, or fences, providing vertical interest and softening harsh architectural features. It can also be trained along walls or pillars to create a romantic backdrop in the garden.
  • Hardy and Easy to Grow: ‘The Generous Gardener’ is hardy in USDA zones 5-9 and thrives in well-draining, fertile soil in full sun to partial shade. Regular pruning helps maintain its vigor and shape while encouraging abundant blooms.

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 loosen the soil at the bottom.
  3. Carefully remove the plant from its container and gently tease out the roots.
  4. Position the plant at the base of the support structure, such as a trellis or fence.
  5. Backfill the hole with soil, firming it gently around the roots.
  6. Water thoroughly after planting and maintain consistent moisture during the growing season.
  7. Mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture and suppress weed growth.
  8. Train the canes to climb the support structure and prune as needed to shape and control growth.
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Additional information

Rose Type

David Austin Roses