Rose name: The Pilgrim
Other names: AUSwalker, Gartnerarchitekt Günther Schulze
Hybridizer: David Austin
Country: United Kingdom
Type: climbing rose, Englisk Musk Hybrid
Height: up to 3 m
Fragrance: strong fragrance (tea rose and myrrh according to David Austin), in my opinion the fragrance is like freesia flowers – absolutely fabulous!
Flower size, open: 7 cm
Disease resistance: good
Growing in containers: probably too big for containers long term, plant to train it up a wall or a pillar
Blooming: blooms in flushes throughout the season
Heritage: Graham Thomas x Yellow Button
Named after: the Pilgrims in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales
In my garden: It is growing in a small container so it cannot reach its full potential, but flowers bravely into October. ( It is end of October now and it still has flower buds).