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Zephirine Drouhin

Type: Bourbons

A climbing Bourbon that may be the most consistently blooming, large flowered climbing rose, with the added benefit that it is thorn-less. The 4" blooms (petals 16) are deep rose-pink, fragrant, and produced in great quantities on a continual blooming bush.

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Regular Price: $45.00

Special Price $36.00

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Additional Info

SKU BO735
Alternate Name(s) No
Specifc ARS Score 8
Bloom Type Semi-Double
Breeder Code No
Characteristics Fragrance, Shade, Thornless
Specific Color Pink
Country of Origin France
Fragrance Exceptionally Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # No
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant Yes
Approximate Size 10-12' x 6'
Year 1868

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Customer Reviews (30)

slow growingReview by Wendy
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Slow growing, but may be to a mysterious lopping off at ground level in year one winter. Year 2, August has it finally picking up speed. Charming blooms. Thornless plant is perfect for my arbor.
(Posted on 8/30/2017)
Started blooming immediatelyReview by Alice
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It bloomed from the get go practically falling over because the blooms were too big for the baby stems. It's taken a break to make new canes and they're coming on vigorously. I look forward to this rose taking over the barren brick wall of my house. (Posted on 8/11/2017)
adore the fragranceReview by Susan
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I am new to roses but trying to follow this websites instructions. This rose bloomed within two days of arrival and is growing well already. The smell bowls me over and the blooms are a gorgeous pink. (Posted on 7/4/2017)
Beautiful and Bountiful!Review by BeachBabe
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I planted 2 of these in our small, coastal yard for some vertical coverage and boy I got it!! This is an extremely vigorous, growing and spreading climber that grew quickly even the first season. There is an explosion of blooms usually in May ( this year they were about 3 weeks early because of good weather!) and then sporadic blooms the rest of the year, but I would not call it continual bloom. Mine have a pleasing but not at all strong scent--you have to walk up and stick your nose in, but the color and form of the blooms is fantastic. I don't know if I have ever grown a rose, climber or bush form that is as covered with blooms as this!! Hardy they are surviving blackspot (of course in the South) and even one of them being clobbered by our fence coming down in Hurricane Matthew last October!!! A little bent now but actually bloomed earlier and more gloriously !! Excellent rose. (Posted on 5/19/2017)
Vigorous beautiful rambler Review by Stella
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Wow. This is certainly by far the most prolific rose I got from heirloom. EXACTLY what I read about and envisioned. To be true, the rose came about 8" high and is now well over 10 feet. Gorgeous color & scent. Loved by birds and used as a screen no one would cut through. It lived through major neglect in CA drought, no feeding or any care for years & thrived on neglect. Cannot say enough about this amazing tough beautiful rose! (Posted on 4/8/2017)
FabulousReview by maidie
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Zephyrine is a wild and crazy lady! I bought her thinking she would make a nice 10-15' pillar rose beside my porch columns. Instead she grew past the third story and is trying to take the roof off!! When she blooms in the spring the whole block is perfumed and people come to take pictures. The only disadvantage is that once the spring flush is over, it's over till next year (maybe a few random blossoms in September). I love her anyway (Posted on 12/12/2016)
one of the best for climbing, shade tolerance Review by Rainqueen
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Fragrance and being thornless makes this a very friendly rose. It is vigorous, and came back even when Bambi had part of it for dinner one spring. A clear medium pink bud for repeat flowering and foliage that does well even in part shade. I don't spray, but I moved it to a place with better air circulation, and its foliage is doing better. (Posted on 12/10/2016)
Love this rose!Review by Pamela
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I've had my ZD for almost 10 years and even took it to my new house 3 years ago! It grows very quickly and I get a shower of beautiful flowers in the spring, but that's it! I remember flowers all summer long before I moved. I'm wondering if moving it from a partial shaded/protected area facing west to a very sunny south-facing area has something to do with the flowering cycle?
When it does bloom, however, it's a showstopper! (Posted on 10/7/2015)
Healthy Prolific BloomerReview by Clarice
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Everything about this rose is good. I had this planted in a part shade location and it performed perfectly. The first flush is the strongest with tons of perfectly shaped flowers on virtually thornless stems. Makes a great cut flower. Very healthy, disease resistant. Glossy green leaves on this climber. (Posted on 3/26/2015)
Flowers Spring and FallReview by Kathy
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I bought five of these about 7 years ago. Planted them in partial sun and they took off! Moved them two years later to full sun. They rebounded and got to at least 12' long. This spring, after a really hard winter, I cut them back hard. Yet they're back and blooming as strong as ever! Truly thornless with a lovely scent. These are perfect for a trellis anywhere in a sunny garden. (Posted on 6/3/2014)
My very favoriteReview by Calypso
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When I decided to "try" growing roses ten years ago I never guessed that it would be so easy or that I would be so successful. Of the dozen varieties I grow, Zephirine Drouhin is by far my favorite. Her raspberry pink blossoms are fragrant and cover the arbor between our drive and the deck. People stop twenty feet away and wonder where the wonderful fragrance is coming from. This is a carefree, reliable, thornless beauty that even provides a little late season bloom or two. Maybe the secret of success is the BIG hole I dug for them according to instructions! (Posted on 5/26/2014)
FabulousReview by Susan
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My rose is now 6 years old - it is taking over my house - but I don't care!!! Almost thornless, very fragrant, blooms prolifically and will take some shade. I don't think it gets any better than this! (Posted on 5/12/2014)
We love this roseReview by Bill
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I bought this rose from Heirloom a probably 9 or 10 years ago, if I remember correctly it bloomed the second year. The rose is gorgeous even though we haven't given it much care other than removing some canes every year. I'm going to fertilize it this year to see if it will bloom a little more during the summer.

It is quite large so take that into consideration, ours is trellised along a west facing wall so mostly afternoon sun and late afternoon shade from a large apple tree. (Posted on 5/1/2014)
A beautiful performing roseReview by Laura
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I bought one of these back in 2005 when I had little knowledge but I wanted a true old rose. I planted it on the east side of the house, the house was located on a large hill in an open area. I kept it trimmed like a bush, and the size of the bush and the amount of the blooms were incredible! Everyone that saw it commented on the scent and how beautiful it was, they told me I had a green thumb. I said thank you, but where you buy your roses is very important! I have moved, so I will be buying another one….just can't decide on how many! I live in southern Illinois and it handled the cold and humidity without any problems with bugs or disease. (Posted on 4/28/2014)
SMELLS GREATReview by RACHEL
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I PLANTED LAST YEAR AND WAS SURPRISED HOW MANY BLOOMS IT HAD. I WENT TO YOU TUBE AND WATCHED PAUL ZIMMERMAN / ASHDOWN ROSES IT HAS MADE ME UNDERSTAND CLIMBING ROSES. I AM BUYING MORE THIS YEAR (Posted on 1/29/2014)
Dephirine Drouhin is a great climber.Review by Beth
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I find this climber to be fast growing with a little sun and mainly in the shade. It has lots of beautiful blooms and no thorns. It is a repeat bloomer, I love it.
(Posted on 1/18/2014)
My favorite climbing roseReview by Teresa
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I planted Zephirine against a fence in the back of my yard that only gets morning sun and neglected it completely except for a little water the first year. That was a decade ago, and every year it has given me countless gorgeous blooms with a heavenly fragrance--and that with no effort on my part except to tie its vigorous stems to the fence or they would otherwise stretch out all over the place. It is hands down my favorite climber! (Posted on 12/27/2013)
one of the bestReview by blomster
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I have had this in my garden for at least 10 years it was slow to start, but it now is a dependable bloomer with a great first flush of blooms in June, and continuing through fall. The foliage is red at first turning green with no thorns. The scent is medium and pleasant great for cutting too. (Posted on 10/2/2013)
Continual BloomingReview by Margaret
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Lovely colour and splendid aroma! Continual Blooming? Not so much. For 2 years in the row it flowered profusely in the spring, then nothing! Few pitiful flowers trough out the summer and autumn. Spring flush is rather spectacular however I expected more of the "Continual Blooming" specimen. (Posted on 8/28/2013)
A Giant of a RoseReview by Chicago Rose Grower
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My Zephirine Drouhin arrived from Heirloom Roses 6 years ago as a tiny little thing. Nobody would have recognized it even after a few months. It leaped into new growth and by the end of the 2nd year most of the canes were at least 10'. It shoots up new canes regularly and a bit wildly. It is a challenge to keep it under control if you need it to look tidy. After spring pruning, I just keep tying the canes to the fence but don't do much to control it. I did not know how to properly prune it in the beginning so in the 4th year when I should have had a lot of blooms, I only had a few. I watched some videos and pruned it well the last two years and have been rewarded with 20 feet, yes, 20 feet of fence covered in intense pink blooms in the spring. It sporadically re-blooms but I would not call this a "constant bloomer". (Posted on 8/28/2013)

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