Rose 'Zephirine Drouhin' Description
Nearly thornless stems produce an abundance of deliciously sweet scented double pink flowers! Perfect for a narrow archway where you might bump into it now and then.
A shade tolerant rose? Well, not quite that we know of! And it is a vigorous climber that produces thousands of double pink blooms.
Little maintenance? You bet! This carefree climbing rose thrives with minimal care, and is highly resistant to black spot, powdery mildew, even Japanese beetles. It is so forgiving - even when it comes to pruning.
Blooms on new wood, prune early in spring to promote new growth.
Enjoy these lovely true pink bloom on a trellis, arbor, pergolas or other structures that provide strong support.
A great companion to fragrant coneflowers, ornamental grasses, and other roses
Special features: Blooms first year, Cold hardy, Disease resistant, Easy care, Fast growing, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Multi-seasonal interest, Reblooming, Season extender
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- Botanical name:
Rose Zephirine Drouhin
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- Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
- Sun exposure:
Sun, Part shade
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- Height x width:
12-15' x 4-6'
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Accent, Cottage gardening, Ground cover, Slopes, Screen, Vines and climbers
- Cannot ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
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Soil: Prefers medium moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained garden loam. Thrives in soil with a pH level of 5.6 to 6.5, which is acidic to mildly acidic. Mix two tablespoons of lime into the surrounding soil if soil test results show the pH is lower than 5.6. Mix a tablespoon of sulfur into the soil to lower the pH if the soil is too alkaline or higher than 6.5. Roses also benefit from the addition of compost, aged manure, or leafmold to the planting soil.
Light: At least 5-6 hours of direct sun per day is preferred, though this rose is far more tolerant of shade than other varieties.
Water: One inch of water per week throughout their first growing season. A generous layer of organic mulch (compost or composted manure) helps keep the soil evenly moist. If weather is dry in the fall, be sure to water roses well. Never allow the foliage to remain wet into the evening; water early in the day.
Spacing: 3-5 ft.
Fertilizing: To keep the flowers coming feed your roses with a fertilizer blended especially for roses. This should be done after each bloom cycle.
Winterizing: If you live near a rose's cold limit, and you garden on an exposed site or in an area where rapid temperature fluctuations are common, you should mound two shovelfuls of composted manure, garden soil, 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 branches injured over winter when new buds emerge in spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Cleaning up old foliage is important for disease control. Do not prune for the first two years after planting. Once established, trim main canes only if they overgrow their space, then cut back the side shoots, the lateral shoots, from these main canes to about 2-3 inches. Never cut the long main canes back drastically.
If you have an once-blooming climber, only prune right after flowering in summer.
Prune repeat flowering climbers during the dormant season.
ReviewsWrite a reviewSmaller than expectedGardenFrenzy | May 2, 2018I was very much looking forward to getting my plants. Was a little scared when I received my package because when I have ordered from other vendors they usually come in a box with holes in it, this one did not, it was completely in a dark box. They looked good anyway, only that they are TINY. Literally the size of the palm of my hand without any buds AT ALL. So I emailed GreatGarden plants (they are great about responding) and they told me it should take about three to five years for them to reach a good size.... I guess my patience will be put to test.
Bigger Plants!Tom G | Jan 24, 2018When my plants arrived, they knocked my socks off! They were much bigger than I have ever gotten from other vendors and they were packed well! I am buying from you folks from now on!