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? This is perhaps the BEST shade-blooming rose that we know of! AND it is a vigorous climber that produces 1000's 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.
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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- Bloom Season:
Accent, Cottage Gardening, Ground Cover, Slopes, Screen, Vines and Climbers
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Prefers medium moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained garden loams. 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.
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