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.

About Teresa / TheGardenDiary.com

I know that to everything there is a season, but I’m a gardener and I start counting the days until spring the day after Christmas. Gardeners, we are in good company ... Genesis 2:8. I love roses and get completely giddy when it is time for my historical roses to bloom in early June. I live and grow in Zone 5b where I take care of my 175+ roses and their companions. I also co host the Rose Chat Podcast. Check us out @ rosechatpodcast.com. Follow my garden experiences @ http://thegardendiary.com.
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9 Responses to A Rose A Day: Zephirine Drouhin

  1. Mary says:

    This one is a winner! Sure love my two!

  2. Hilde says:

    Confession: I enjoy the climbers most. Remarkable!

  3. I am learning so much about roses from you T. How lucky I am to know you! ;-)

  4. 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.

  5. Freida Smith says:

    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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