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David Austin Rose The Generous Gardener Climbing


Fragrant blooms throughout the Summer and Autumn

A rose of delicate charm with beautifully formed flowers, each nodding gracefully on the stem. As petals open they reveal numerous stamens reminiscent of a water lily. Each bloom is soft, glowing pink at the centre, shading to palest pink on the outer petals before eventually fading to almost white. The fragrance is strong and delicious, with hints of Old Rose, musk and myrrh, with foliage of greyish green, typical of Musk Roses, that remains well into the winter. Leave later flowers to form large orange hips for autumn and winter interest. Extremely healthy. Popular variety which also holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

One of the best and most popular of the English climbers. This healthy rose is exceptionally strong and is perfectly suited to growing over a small arch or pillar. Plant near the house to appreciate its beauty and fragrance at close quarters.

The Generous Gardener is named in honour of the 75th anniversary of the National Gardens Scheme, which helps garden owners open their wonderful gardens, sharing their passion for plants and raising impressive amounts of money for charity.

Plant details

Item Number: 294013

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    • Features:
    • English Roses - bred by David Austin
    • Year of Introduction: 2002
    • Fragrance: Strong fragrance
    • Typically available all year round
    • Grown in a premium 6 litre branded pot

    The photograph of the rose in a pot is an approximate representation of how your rose will arrive if ordered today.

    In depth plant information

    Property Value
    Plant type Climbing Rose
    Flower colour
    Foliage colour
    Season of interest Summer, Autumn
    Evergreen No
    Fragrant flowers Yes
    Attracts bees No
    Attracts butterflies No
    Plant height in 5 years 455 cm
    Hardiness zone (?) H4

    Will perform best in these conditions

    Property Value
    Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
    Light exposure Full sun,partial shade
    Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
    Planting instructions

    Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

    Planting site Flower Border & Beds, Cottage Garden, Informal Garden, City Garden, Courtyard Garden.

    Delivered direct from David Austin Roses by parcel carrier, usually within 5 working days to your chosen address. Your order will be delivered securely packaged in a sturdy, rose print box and will include a leaflet detailing planting and care instructions.

    • Delivery to UK mainland addresses is usually between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, unless otherwise stated.
    • Orders placed after 2pm may not be dispatched until the following working day.
    • Orders for delivery to Northern Ireland, offshore islands and parts of the Highlands can take a day or two more. 


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