Gertrude Jekyll Climbing Rose


Gertrude Jekyll Climbing Rose in a 6 litre pot.

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Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ climbing sport is a vigorous climbing rose, an excellent alternative to the popular shrub variety. This climbing sport produces fragrant, old-fashioned, fully double blooms in shades of deep pink, which repeat flower throughout the summer months. The blooms are held on long, arching stems and make a stunning display against the dark green foliage. The plant can grow up to 3m in height and 2m in spread. This rose is named after the famous British horticulturist, Gertrude Jekyll. Plant companions for this climbing rose can include Clematis, honeysuckle or wisteria for a beautiful and fragrant display.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Gertrude Jekyll Climbing Rose
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy
  • How big will I get? Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll can grow to a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m.
  • Did You Know That:The oldest living rose is thought to be 1,000 years old and can be found in Hildesheim, Germany?

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

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Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll prefers moist but well-draining soil. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.

Best Position

Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.


Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll should be pruned in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins. Start by removing any dead, damaged, or diseased wood from the plant, cutting back to healthy wood and sterilizing your pruning shears between cuts to prevent disease spread. To encourage the growth of new canes, cut back the lateral branches on the main stems to two or three buds. Tie in new canes to your support structure as they grow, using a soft material like twine or velcro tape to prevent damage to the plant. Finally, remove any crossing branches or branches that are rubbing against each other to prevent damage and encourage healthy growth. By following these steps, you can keep your climbing roses healthy, attractive, and blooming beautifully year after year.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll can have problems with aphids, leafhoppers, and scale insects , it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as black spot, rust and powdery mildews. It is also known to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. It is not considered to be toxic.

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