'Zéphirine Drouhin'

(Pronounced: Zeff-e-REEN Drew-HEEN)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Zéphirine Drouhin'

'Zéphirine Drouhin'

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'Zéphirine Drouhin' is a beautiful Bourbon climber with strongly fragrant cerise-pink flowers, dark green foliage, and thornless canes.

 

'Zéphirine Drouhin'

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'Zéphirine Drouhin' is a moderate climber that is particularly beautiful gracing a fence, trellis, or wall.

 

'Zéphirine Drouhin'

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'Zéphirine Drouhin' blooms are among the most beautiful of the old climbing roses. They are soft pink and do not fade appreciably.

 

'Zéphirine Drouhin'

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In cool weather the blooms are somewhat darker.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Zéphirine Drouhin' is a beautiful Bourbon climber with strongly fragrant cerise-pink flowers, dark green foliage, and thornless canes.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

B

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Bizot  

INTRODUCED:

'Zéphirine Drouhin was introduced by Bizot (France) in 1868.  

DATE:

1868 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    6 '     to    12 '           Width:    3 '     to    5 '



'Zéphirine Drouhin' is a moderate climber that will reach heights between 6' and 15'.It can also be pruned and trained as a moderate sized shrub.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green and thick. The canes are a rich chocolate brown. New growth is copper-purple. The canes are thornless.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Zéphirine Drouhin' starts blooming in late spring (May in the Texas Hill Country) and repeats off and on during the growing season. The spring and fall blooms are best.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.00"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    25 to 30          

'Zéphirine Drouhin' flowers are on the small side of medium (2-1/2" - 3"), semi-double, and open.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

mp - Medium pink. 'Zéphirine Drouhin' blooms are cerise-pink.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

vf - Very fragrant. 'Zéphirine Drouhin' has an overwhelming Bourbon fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Zéphirine Drouhin' is tolerant of poor soils, but responds well to soil improvement. It also tolerates north facing exposures, and some shade. It is hardy to -20 degrees Fahrenheit.

It should not be planted against a wall unless it gets exceptional air circulation, because in such locations it is likely to get mildew.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Zéphirine Drouhin' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Susceptible to black spot
    ** Susceptible to mildew
    ** Availability is limited

'Zéphirine Drouhin' is the best climber for a shady spot. Mass plantings are very effective and it is reported to be a good hedging rose.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

Although 'Zéphirine Drouhin' was introduced in 1868, it is still one of the most popular climbing roses because no modern rose can match its performance and abundant flowering.

'Zéphirine Drouhin' has a paler sport, 'Kathleen Harrop'.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 651.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 635.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 28.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, pp. 15, 44, 70, 82, 372.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 104, 183.

Taylor. (Maggie Oster, Consulting Ed.r). Taylor's Pocket Guide to Old-fashioned Roses. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.. 1989, p. 64.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 36,85,160.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 219-220, 238-239.

Welch, William C. and Grant, Greg.. The Southern Heirloom Garden. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1995, p. 163.