I bought this David Austin rose to honor its namesake, and the large, flat-faced, cool-medium-pink rosettes are a bonus. The fragrance is strong and delicious -- lemony and fresh yet complex too. I have read that Gertrude is stingy with blooms, but I'll reserve judgment since this is only her first year.
Planted April 2003
Photographed June 2003
Purchased as bareroot from David Austin Roses.