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Alternative cultivar names:
'Gertrude Jekyll'
'AUSbord'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Other: Quartered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Tall, typically 6-8 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1986
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Wife of Bath x Comte de Chambord

Looking good after a hot day.

The Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP MembersThe Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP Members
By dave on February 1, 2014

You have surely wondered which of the thousands of rose cultivars are the most popular. Well, wonder no more! Here is the list of the 25 most popular roses grown by the members of All Things Plants.

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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-06-05 2:22 pm.  The 'Old Rose' look.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2019-06-19- Here she is - with formidable thorns.
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Date: 2014-06-21Garden centre display
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Fallbrook CaliforniaDate: 2013-04-23
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Location: Islamabad, zone 9bDate: 2016-04-06
By kbw664
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Date: 2016-06-25
By Bmyoung
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2017-06-17
By kniphofia
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Location: Coastal San Diego County
By carlysuko
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At Alnwick Garden
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By Calif_Sue
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San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Fallbrook CaliforniaDate: 2013-04-15
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Fallbrook CaliforniaDate: 2013-04-23
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Location: Kamloops, BC, CanadaDate: 2013-06-11
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Photo courtesy of: Dmitriy Konstantinov
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Date: 2013-06-30Photo courtesy of: Andy Mabbett
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-05-21 1:19 pm. She has an elegant 'Old Rose' fragrance.
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Photo courtesy of: WikiRigaou
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Date: 2006-06-24Photo courtesy of: Ruestz
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Date: 2009-11-23Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
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Date: 2010-06-19Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
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Date: 2010-06-13Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
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Date: 4000-01-29Photo courtesy of: Florian Moeckel
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Date: 2014-07-12Photo courtesy of: Anna reg
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Location: Islamabad, zone 9bDate: 2016-03-31
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Location: Islamabad, zone 9bDate: 2016-04-05
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Posted by Mike (Lower Hudson Valley, New York - Zone 6b) on Aug 24, 2014 8:32 AM

If you value fragrance from your roses, you need look no further (I grow it for that reason). David Austin describes it thus: "The most outstanding characteristic of this lovely rose is its beautiful and perfectly-balanced Old Rose scent. This is often described as being the quintessential old rose fragrance." But be prepared for a vigorous, "robust and free flowering" habit. I have to cut mine back periodically to keep it in bounds.

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Posted by kniphofia (Northumberland, UK) on Jul 3, 2010 10:17 AM

One of the most perfectly fragrant roses!

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