The Zephirine Drouhin Rose is a nearly thorn-less climbing Bourbon rose. It is one of the most beautiful of all antique climbing roses!
These pink climbing roses are incredibly fragrant, shade tolerant,and virtually thorn-less roses. Zephrine Drouhin roses are disease resistant, and long blooming--all without sacrificing absolute beauty! They are also very winter hardy.
Bred in France, this is one of the most popular roses of all time.
An amazing abundance of deep pink blooms that peak in spring and again in fall. The mildew resistant foliage begins as coppery-purple and then turns a rich, dark green.
This beauty does remarkably well in shade and is excellent for north facing walls and areas with little sunlight. Extremely tolerant of alkaline soil and pollution. Grows 8-12ft. tall and is an absolute must for any garden that wants pink antique climbing roses. They command a lot of attention from garden visitors.
Type Bourbon/Climbing Rose
Hybridizer Bizot 1868
Blooms 2 1/2 to 3" deep pink blooms with 25-30 petals have a white base.
Growth Habits Grows tall, vigorous semi-climbing 8-12'.
Foliage medium size, light green,matte Thorn-less
Awards Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit 1993
Hardy Zone 6-10
To order this rose Click Here Rose, Climbing Thornless Rose Zephirine Drouhin, puts on a truly extravagant display, once the rose becomes established. Give it a few years for the full show! The Zephirine Drouhin rose usually does well in all types of landscapes.
This is one from my garden, so I can tell you first hand how extremely beautiful it is! I planted another one this past Spring, but plan on adding a couple more to make a very stunning display.
After growing this rose, I can see why it was (and still is) so very popular.
The hummingbirds that visit my garden find it irresistible! I find it one of the most striking and romantic roses in the garden. Any deliciously fragrant!
If you have an arbor, and you can't decide what to grow on it....
The smooth canes are pliable and easy to train. (I haven't seen a single thorn on them yet!)
Hardiness zones are 6-10 Note: I've had good luck with this rose in my zone 5 (give winter protection)
I'd say This rose is worth the effort!