A short climber; it is always one of the first English Roses to start flowering. It bears perfect, little, scrolled buds, which open into the most beautiful rosette-shaped blooms of glowing bright pink. They have a strong, perfectly balanced Old Rose scent – often described as being the quintessential rose fragrance. Named after the famous garden designer.
Origin of Name
Gertrude Jekyll was a famous garden designer and author, who has had a profound effect on the style of English gardens of the present day. She advocated incorporating roses in mixed borders and created over 400 picturesque gardens in the UK, Europe and America. She received the Veitch Memorial Medal and the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour.