Zephirine Drouhin is a thornless, very fragrant climbing bourbon rose that dates back to 1868.
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”
This one is a winner! Sure love my two!
Yours are amazing this year!!
Confession: I enjoy the climbers most. Remarkable!
They do have there own brand of charm! You “need” one by your potting shed. 🌹❤🌱💚🐞🌹
I am learning so much about roses from you T. How lucky I am to know you! 😉
And, I am learning a ton from you!
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.
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
Some roses do take a couple of years to get established. What is your zone and how much sun per day is Zephirine getting?