A Rose A Day: Zephirine Drouhin

Zephirine Drouhin is a thornless, very fragrant climbing bourbon rose that dates back to 1868.

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It technically is a repeat bloomer however it does not repeat very well for me. Regardless, I think it is so worth it!

Since it is thornless, it is the perfect choice to train over a trellis or porch near a pathway. And, since it is a Bourbon, there will be plenty of fragrance to enjoy!

Another thing to note… this has been a very, very rainy spring and her blooms have held up remarkably well when some of the others have not.

9 thoughts on “A Rose A Day: Zephirine Drouhin

  1. I like this one too. We used it in a partly shaded area along an iron fence and it worked beautifully. Ours was not a prolific bloomer either, but the fragrance and ease of handling make this a “practical” rose.

  2. Love Love Love your website! However, I’m in a Dilemma. I have a ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ and I planted it September 2012. It’s about 10 feet tall and there has been no blooms. It is wonderfully healthy and I love the foliage. What am I doing wrong? Freida

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