'Gertrude Jekyll ®' rose Description
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Medium pink Shrub.Registration name: AUSbord
Found Rose, Shrub. (Series: English Rose Collection)
Pink. [Pink, lighter edges, lighter reverse.] Glandular pedicels. Prickly. Strong, old rose fragrance. Average diameter 4.25". Large, very double, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height: 4' to 10' (120 to 305cm). Width: 4' to 6' (120 to 185cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.
Australia - Application No: 1991/021 on 22 Mar 1991 VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: Gertrude Jekyll. Applicant: David Austin Roses Ltd.
New Zealand - Patent No: 522 on 20 Aug 1990
Application on 9 Mar 1989
The breeder's Reference for this rose is Ausbord. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Gertrude Jekyll'. This PVR Grant expires August 20, 2013.
United States - Patent No: PP 7,220 on 17 Apr 1990 VIEW USPTO PATENT
The patent application reports the following parentage:
Female parent (seed parent): An unnamed seedling.
Male parent (pollen parent): Comte de Chambord.
“Von Doussa Children” Found in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. John Nieuwesteeg, has identified this rose as Gertrude Jekyll.