- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
The Generous Gardener® English Climbing Rose has all of the traditional traits of the perfect rose. The delicate, pink flowers bloom in clusters, filling the garden with the most delicious musky perfume. When fully open, each flower has the look of waterlilies floating on the surface of a pond. The Generous Gardener® will cover any arch or structure with fresh and perky flowers, no matter how hot the summer temperatures.
The Generous Gardener® was introduced in 2002 and has proven to be a hardy climber for almost any garden situation. This rose will tolerate not only part shade and most soil types but will remain hardy during cold winters as far North as zone 4. The generous Gardener® is a low-maintenance climbing rose ideal for covering a structure or problematic sloped area.
The Generous Gardener® English Climbing Rose Care
Climbing roses require well-drained soil that is also moisture retentive. Plant them in full sun to part shade and mulch the root zone with 2-3 inches of compost, shredded leaves, or arborist chips. Provide one inch of water a week either from natural rainfall or drip irrigation. Keeping the foliage dry during watering lessens the chance of disease and pest infestation. Roses are hungry plants and require fertilizing at least twice a growing season. Apply a granular formulation for roses early in the spring and again when the first flower buds appear.
Pruning for climbing roses is easy and should be done while the shrub is dormant during the winter or early spring. Remove any suckers that have grown out for the bud union. Remove any leggy or whippy growth from the main structural canes. Tie in any leaders you want to encourage to grow longer, and finally, cut back old growth to the first three buds on a central structural cane. Cutting a climbing rose below 2 feet will severely alter the overall spreading habit and is not helpful for rejuvenation.
The Generous Gardener® English Climbing Rose Spacing
The Generous Gardener® is a compact climbing rose and perfect for covering a short arbor or sunny wall. The mature height is 5+ feet with a spread of 3-4 feet. Plant any companion shrubs or perennials 18 inches from the base to allow for proper air circulation.
The Generous Gardener® English Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen, Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: David Austin Roses|
|Common Name: The Generous Gardener® English Rose|
|Scientific Name: Rosa The Generous Gardener|
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.