- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 8 - 9 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 6 - 8
Gertrude Jeckyll® is the first English-type rose to open in late spring. The glowing, pink petals form the perfect double flower. The dark green foliage makes a wonderful backdrop for the fragrant flowers. This popular shrub rose was introduced in 1986 to commemorate English Garden Designer Gertrude Jeckyll and is still a bestseller.
Rosa Gertrude Jeckyll® has an intense fragrance and does a great job of attracting beneficial pollinators to any area where it is grown. This is classified as a shrub rose, although it also makes a lovely short-growing climber on a trellis or other sturdy support. Roses are the heart of an English Cottage Garden design, and Gertrude Jeckyll® will look fabulous next to hardy geraniums, peonies, and foxgloves.
Gertrude Jeckyll® English Rose Care
Fertilize shrub roses early in the spring with a slow-release granular feed formulated for roses. Avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to foliar disease, and use drip irrigation or soaker hoses for supplemental watering if possible.
Pruning shrub roses is easy and only needed once a year. Late winter or early spring is the time to clean up any dead, dying, diagonal, or damaged branches from the winter. Cut the cane down to the ground to keep Gertrude Jeckyll® compact. Because this shrub rose is grown on its own root stock, there is a better chance that it will survive in the coldest growing zones with little extra protection. Even if top growth dies off during the winter, new growth will regenerate from the base of the shrub quickly during the next growing season.
Gertrude Jeckyll® English Rose Spacing
Gertrude Jeckyll® is larger than many shrub roses and can even be trained to climb on a short trellis or fence. The mature height is 8-9 feet with a spread of 2-3 feet. Space multiple roses 3 feet apart on center to provide proper air circulation around plants.
Gertrude Jeckyll® English Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 8 - 9 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Flower Description: Double And A Glowing Pink|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Brand: David Austin Roses|
|Common Name: Gertrude Jekyll® English Rose|
|Other Name(s): Gertrude Jekyll® English Rose|
|Scientific Name: Rosa Gertrude Jekyll®|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.