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Rose 'Zephirine Drouhin'
  • Rose Zephirine Drouhin has fragrant, double pink blooms
  • Rose Zephirine Drouhin is nearly thornless vigorous climber

Rose 'Zephirine Drouhin'

This classic climbing rose provides up to 4 months of continuous bloom - and it's thornless!
Item: #ROSZD2Q
ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $17.99
  • Fragrant, double-pink blooms
  • Highly resistant to blackspot, powdery mildew, even Japanese beetles
  • Shade tolerant climbing rose
  • Nearly thornless
  • Mature height and width: 12-15' x 4-6'
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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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

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Rose Zephirine Drouhin
  • Common name:
    Climbing rose
  • Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun exposure:
    Sun, Part shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
  • Height x width:
    12-15' x 4-6'
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
  • Uses:
    Accent, Cottage gardening, Ground cover, Slopes, Screen, Vines and climbers
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #: None



Soil: Roses thrive in rich, well-drained soil. While they're not terribly picky about pH, neutral to slightly acidic conditions are best. Once they are established, most roses can tolerate some dryness; however, if they become stressed, flowering will decrease or even stop.  
Light: Roses need at least six hours of bright sun each day. This encourages the best flower production while also aiding in disease resistance.
Water: For best results, roses should get about an inch of water each week, through rainfall or irrigation. This can be difficult to gauge, but overall, if you avoid keeping plants too wet or too dry, they'll be fine. When watering roses, whether by hand or with an irrigation system, avoid wetting the foliage, which encourages leaf spot diseases and powdery mildew.
Spacing: 3-5 feet, minimum
Fertilizing: roses benefit from high levels of nutrients, increasing flowering as a result. We recommend a granular rose fertilizer applied in early spring, just as the ground begins to thaw (or in frost-free climates, as it becomes workable). If you wish, you can make additional applications in late spring and early summer, but do not fertilize after mid/late July.
Winterizing: In both warm and cold climates, a 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended year-round, and especially in winter. In cold climates, wait til spring to prune; warmer areas may prune in autumn if desired.
Maintenance & pruning: We do recommend yearly pruning of roses, as this encourages thick, vigorous growth and the best flower coverage. Aim to cut back to just above a large, vigorous bud - the bigger the bud you cut back to, the thicker and more vigorous the growth will be. Remove any spindly stems entirely. If roses show signs of leaf spot, remove affected portions. Most roses we offer do not require deadheading (removal of spent flowers) but you may do so if you wish.


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Chelle  |  May 26, 2020
purchased this 2018. the climbing rose I received, doesn't look like this. Its a tiny red rose bloom.

Smaller than expected
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GardenFrenzy  |  May 2, 2018
I 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.

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Tom G  |  Jan 24, 2018
When 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!