• Breeders of english roses
  • Winners of 23 chelsea flower show gold medals
  • 5 Year Guarantee

The Generous Gardener

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Climbing Rose

An exquisite rose with large, cup-shaped flowers of delicate appearance and palest pink colouring. Strong and delicious fragrance. Extremely healthy.
  • Good for disease resistance
  • Repeat Flowering
  • Highly Fragrant
  • Highly Recommended by David Austin
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bred by David Austin
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Delivery information

Standard delivery £3.95

Next or nominated working day £6.95

Saturday delivery £20.00

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We offer a 5 year guarantee

We aim to supply roses of the highest quality. However, with living plants problems occasionally arise. If any roses are damaged on receipt, or if they fail to grow within 5 years, we will replace them free of charge. For more details about our guarantee, please contact our customer service team on 01902 376300.

Rose characteristics

  • Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
  • Growth Type Climbing Rose
  • Sub Type English Musk Hybrid
  • Colour Pale pink
  • Fragrance Strength Strong
  • Flowering Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance Excellent
  • Height 15ft
  • Breeder David Austin
  • Year of Introduction 2002
  • Appellation Ausdrawn
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Looking for help?

At David Austin Roses we’re committed to helping you through every stage of growing roses – from selecting the right variety to giving your rose the care it needs to thrive. If you’re ready to buy or need more help, talk to one of our friendly rose experts. 

Roses are easy to care for

  • Water until well established
  • Prune once in the winter
  • Feed twice, once in spring and once in summer

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we’ve been asked many times in the past. If your question isn’t covered visit our dedicated FAQ’s page or contact one of our helpful rose experts.

What is the difference between a climber and a rambler?

Climbers generally have large blooms on not too vigorous, rather stiff growth and most repeat flower. Ramblers are in general, much more vigorous. They will produce great quantities of small flowers, although most do not repeat flower. There are exceptions to both these rules: for instance Malvern Hills and Snow Goose are repeat-flowering ramblers whereas Cecile Brunner Climbing is a once flowering climber with small flowers.

Most climbers are best for walls, trellises, arches, obelisks whereas ramblers are generally better for growing into trees and covering pergolas or large structures such as garages or sheds.

What’s the difference between a potted and a bare root rose? Which is best?

When ordering from us you have the choice of buying our roses as bare roots or in pots. Neither option is superior, it is simply a matter of personal choice. Whichever option you choose, your roses are guaranteed to bloom next summer – and for many summers to come.

Please note: ramblers, once flowering Old Roses and species roses all flower on mature wood and therefore may not flower in the first year after planting.

BARE ROOT ROSES

Availability period: November – May

Bare root roses are dormant plants, dug up from the field and shipped without soil. They are the ideal choice if you’re purchasing a large number of roses, as they are very lightweight and are therefore easier to handle in the garden.

POTTED ROSES

Availability period: All Year

Potted roses are the very same roses as bare root roses. After each rose is dug up from the field, it is planted into a 6 litre pot, with our specially formulated planting mix. They are ideal for adding instant colour to the garden during the summer months, as well as making thoughtful gifts throughout the year.

Which roses can I grow in shade?

Please click here to see a list of roses that are ideal for growing in shade.

Which are the most fragrant roses?

Please click here to see a list of our most fragrant roses.

Take a closer look

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Detailed Description

A rose of delicate charm with beautifully formed flowers, which nod gracefully on the stem. When the petals open they expose numerous stamens, providing an almost water lily-like effect. The flowers are a soft glowing pink at the centre, shading to palest pink on the outer petals and eventually fading almost to white. There is a strong and delicious fragrance with aspects of Old Rose, musk and myrrh. The leaves are a pale, almost greyish green, typical of the Musk Rose group and they stay on until late into the winter. If it is not dead-headed, it produces large, orange hips in the autumn. An extremely healthy variety.

Growth Habit

‘The Generous Gardener’ is one of the best of the English Rose climbers. In spite of its delicate appearance, it is an exceptionally strong-growing rose. It looks particularly beautiful covering a small arch or pillar. We recommend positioning this variety near to the house where its beauty and fragrance can be enjoyed at close quarters.

Origins of the name

Named to mark the 75th anniversary of the National Gardens Scheme, which made it possible for us to see so many beautiful private gardens, thanks to the generosity of their owners.

Awards

Gold medal for climbing at The Hague Trials in The Netherlands in 2010.

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains.

From a hobby breeder as a young teenager David Austin has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

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    A Shropshire Lad

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    Wollerton Old Hall

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  • Shropshire Lass

    Shropshire Lass

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