Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose

Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose

Long-Blooming, Thornless, and Very Profuse, Even in Shade!


2-Quart
Item # 39970

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Introduced in 1868 and a favorite ever since, Zephirine Drouhin is a romantic, fantastically fragrant, old-fashioned rose that is still one of the most popular climbers today. No modern rose has been able to exceed it for sheer performance, rich damask scent, and generous season-long bloom, and if you make it part of your landscape, you will treasure its beauty and generosity of 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, evocative damask scent. Just one flower is a delight, so you can imagine what a vaseful looks and smells like!

This old French Bourbon rose grows vigorously to 15 to 20 feet high and 4 to 5 feet wide and, remarkable for any rose, performs well in part shade! It's an excellent choice for north-facing walls and areas with little sunlight. It will continue to bloom in summer, but its heaviest showing will usually be in the cooler temperatures of spring and fall.

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.

Review Summary
(Based on 4 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Reviews

beautiful
Mary Smart from TX wrote on 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 on 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 on September 05, 2013

I really like their Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose. It's rare to find a rose that does well in shade.

Just about perfect for partially shaded area.
Mrs.Di from OH wrote on June 05, 2013

The scent is very nice also.