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Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' (Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Other names

Rosa 'Ausbord', Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll', Shrub rose 'Gertrude Jekyll', David Austin rose 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Gertrude Jekyll' _ 'Gertrude Jekyll' is an upright, bushy, open, deciduous shrub with pinnate leaves divided into ovate, toothed, dark-green leaflets and clusters of strongly fragrant, double, dark-pink flowers in summer and autumn.


Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower is heavily scented

Habit

Bushy, Open branches, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Deer , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects Aphids , Caterpillars , Deer , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects

Powdery mildew , Rose black spot , Rose rust Powdery mildew , Rose black spot , Rose rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Pruning group 16. Can be grown as a climber or used as hedging.

Propagation methods

Budding, Hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' (Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun. Feed and mulch in late winter or early spring. Feed again in early summer. Versatile and disease resistant. Do not plant where roses grew before.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Other names

Rosa 'Ausbord', Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll', Shrub rose 'Gertrude Jekyll', David Austin rose 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Gertrude Jekyll' _ 'Gertrude Jekyll' is an upright, bushy, open, deciduous shrub with pinnate leaves divided into ovate, toothed, dark-green leaflets and clusters of strongly fragrant, double, dark-pink flowers in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower is heavily scented

Habit

Bushy, Open branches, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Deer , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Rose black spot , Rose rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Pruning group 16. Can be grown as a climber or used as hedging.

Propagation methods

Budding, Hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' (Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun. Feed and mulch in late winter or early spring. Feed again in early summer. Versatile and disease resistant. Do not plant where roses grew before.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' (Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' (Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Phyllocoptes fructiphilus

Type

Mite

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pest of economical and socially important host in the UK; which is currently absent. If introduced it has the potential to cause significant damage. Statutory action against findings is justified and regulation of the pest advised.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' (Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Rose Rosette Virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pest of economical and socially important host in the UK; which is currently absent. If introduced it has the potential to cause significant damage. Statutory action against findings is justified and regulation of the pest advised.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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