Always one of the first English Roses to start flowering, its perfect scrolled buds open to large, rosette-shaped flowers of bright glowing pink. The beautiful, perfectly balanced Old Rose scent is often described as being the quintessential Old Rose fragrance. A vigorous rose; it will form a medium-sized, upright shrub. Named for the famous garden designer and author. David Austin, 1986.
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.