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Rosa ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ (Bourbon Rose)

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Noted for its shade and poor soils tolerance, Rosa ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ is a vigorous climbing Bourbon rose with masses of highly fragrant, semi-double, carmine flowers, 3 in. across (8 cm), counting up to 30 petals. Borne on thornless, purplish stems, the blooms are produced in great quantities and almost continuously from late spring to frost. This Rose is such an excellent repeat bloomer that it is worthy of applause. The flowers are perfectly displayed against the semi-glossy rich green foliage, which emerges bright copper-red. Popular ever since its introduction in 1868, this free-flowering heirloom rose is regarded as one of the best and most reliable climbing roses.

  • Grows up to 4-12 ft. tall (120-360 cm) and spreads up to 3-6 ft. (90-180 cm). This Bourbon rose may be grown as a shrub rose (6 ft.) or a large-flowered climbing rose (12 ft.).
  • Best grown in full sun to part shade in moist, moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils. While shade tolerant, best flower production and disease resistance usually occur in full sun.
  • An excellent choice for beds and borders as a flowering hedge. Ideal as a free-blooming climber for arbors, fences, and other garden structures. Excellent for covering a north-facing wall. Being thornless, this rose is perfect for heavy-traffic areas. Plant it where you can enjoy its perfume daily: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck.
  • Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. Prune as needed in late winter to early spring.
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Climbers, Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - Climbing Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 12'
(120cm - 3.7m)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Climbers, Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - Climbing Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 12'
(120cm - 3.7m)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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