Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionThe nearly thornless stems of ‘Zéphirine Drouhin' Climbing Rose (Rosa) produce an abundance of sweet-scented double pink flowers! These voluptuous flowers boast up to 30 petals. This carefree climbing rose thrives with minimal care and is highly resistant to black spot, powdery mildew, even Japanese beetles. It is very forgiving - even when it comes to pruning.
This stunning rose effortlessly covers walls, trellises, fences, and more. Though its most commonly grown as a climbing rose, it's incredibly versatile. Try pruning it into a shrub and plant as a specimen or a hedge!DetailsBotanical name: Rosa 'Zéphirine Drouhin' Common name: Climbing rose Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 12-15' x 4-6' Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer through fall Bloom time: Late spring, midsummer, early fall, late fall Features:Privacy & screening, low flammability, heat tolerant, fragrant Uses: Accent, cottage gardening, ground cover, screen, vines and climbersHow To GrowSoil: Prefers moist, slightly acidic, well-draining soil. Roses benefit from the addition of compost, aged manure, or leafmold to the planting soil. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Try to keep the soil evenly moist, especially in their first growing season. Never allow the foliage to remain wet into the evening; water early in the day. Spacing: 3 - 4 ft. Fertilizing: To keep the flowers coming, feed your roses with a fertilizer blended especially for roses. This can be done after each bloom cycle. Winterizing: Spread a layer of composted manure, compost, or shredded leaves over the base of the plant in late fall after the ground freezes. Covering these mounds and the lower parts of the bushes with evergreen boughs will add protection. Pull the mounding material away from the stem as new growth emerges in spring. Prune injured branches over when new buds emerge in spring. Maintenance & pruning: Prune to remove deadwood, to control or direct growth, and to promote flowering. Wait until growth breaks in early spring before pruning. Every 2 or 3 years, remove about one-third of the old branches to stimulate new, fresh growth. There is no need to remove faded flowers because these roses are self-cleaning.
Transform Your Trellis: How to train vines
While vines may look effortless as they scamper over structures, many of them benefit from extra training to grow just the way you like. We'll break it down for each type, and even include examples from some of our great gardeners.
Best rose I’ve ever grown. Foliage is beautiful as well!
The smell of this rose is out of this world. I love it. The foliage also makes wonderful greenery in bouquets!
Climbing rose is amazing
Received the Zéphirine Drouhin' Climbing Rose in perfect condition, with not one leaf wilted nor 1 branch broken. It has been extremely hot and I was worried that it would arrive affected. But it was in perfect condition. I am taking good care of it until I can remove the current lovely but unscented climbing rose that this beauty will replace. This company and plants is highly recommended.
Refund was handled with email, photos and mailing the plant back.
Mailing a plant back seemed a bit much, but I followed instructions. They arrived quickly but one had tissue around it and was completely dried out and beyond any recovery. Another was in plastic and a week later is still alive, I did have to cut off many branches that were dry and had turned yellow. Hoping for the best.
C.L. (New Hampshire)
Tiny but Tough
I bought 2 Zephirines for my new trellis. They arrived in great health but are very tiny. They are establishing themselves well and growing a little. I can’t wait for them to take off!