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Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose

Bareroot
Item # 45440
$19.95
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Thornless canes!

This classic old-fashioned climber offers big semi-double blooms of bright pink, peaking in spring and fall.
Introduced in 1868, 'Zephirine Drouhin' is a romantic, fantastically fragrant, old-fashioned Rose that is still one of the most popular Climbing Roses today, especially in Europe. No Modern Rose has been able to exceed it for sheer performance and season-long bloom.

Peaking in spring and fall, the loose, semi-double blossoms of vivid cerise-carmine provide outstanding mass effect. Each bloom is about 4 inches across, opening from a long, pointed bud and made up of 20 to 30 richly colored petals that are infused with a strong damask scent.

The plant grows vigorously to 15 to 20 feet high and 4 to 5 feet wide and, remarkable for any Rose, performs well in shade! It's an excellent choice for north-facing walls and areas with little sunlight.

The rich, dark green foliage (coppery-purple when young) is very mildew-resistant, and the canes are thornless, making it great for planting where traffic is heavy or children are nearby. This classic, time-tested climbing rose is the perfect choice to train over a trellis or porch, or trim into a formal hedge. Plant in moist, well-drained, loamy soil. Zones 5-9.

Genus Rosa
Variety 'Zephirine Drouhin'
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Late Spring - Early Fall
Habit Climbing
Plant Height 15 ft - 20 ft
Plant Width 4 ft - 5 ft
Additional Characteristics Flower, Fragrance, Thornless
Bloom Color Magenta, Pink, Rose
Bud Shape Long, Pointed
Foliage Color Light Green, Matte
Fragrance Damask, Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun
Resistance Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Ornamental, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Bareroot or Container?

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Have you browsed through your favorite gardening catalog or website looking for the newest roses to plant in your garden and wondered whether it would be best to choose bareroot roses or those in nursery pots? Or does it matter? If you’re like most rose gardeners, this question has come up at one point or another. And we want to help you find the answer as to what’s the best for you and your garden.


Bareroot Roses

Bareroot

Bareroot roses are an inexpensive and easy option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Bareroot roses meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. And of course, since they aren't in soil when you get them, there’s no mess to contend with.


Bareroot roses may look dead, with their brown roots and dormant stem, but plants that arrive this way actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive growth of leaves during planting, which is very stressful.

You can plant your bareroot roses earlier in the growing season as well, since there aren't any leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area’s last frost date in the spring. Since they don’t have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish quickly.


Container

Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren't dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into decorative containers and make an attractive gift.


Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like. As you can see, there are advantages to both bareroot or container roses, so whichever you decide is the best for your garden, we feel certain you’ll become a lifelong rose lover, if you aren't already!

Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 4 Reviews Write a Review
beautiful
Mary Smart from TX wrote (April 19, 2014):
This rose is beautiful and smells great. It has many flowers this spring. Highly recommended.
Fantastic Performer
J. Chambers from KS wrote (November 11, 2013):
Planted two of these on a north facing wall and even with the unusual growing season the midwest experienced this year (snow in May, endless rain in July) these roses did outstanding! Still growing, even now in November after two rounds of frost.
Grows in shade
Roya from VA wrote (September 05, 2013):
I really like their Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose. It's rare to find a rose that does well in shade.