Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose

Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose

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

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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.