Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose

Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose

Intoxicating Raspberry Fragrance


2-Quart
Item # 39970
$28.95
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Genus2
Rosa
Species
hybrid
Item Form
2-Quart
Zone
5 - 9
Bloom Start To End
Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit
Climbing
Plant Height
15 ft - 20 ft
Plant Width
4 ft - 6 ft
Bloom Size
4 in
Restrictions
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands

Review Summary
(Based on 10 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Reviews

Still going strong after many decades
summer rose from WA wrote on February 20, 2020

I purchased a zepherine drouhin more than 20 years ago - maybe up to 30 years ago. I originally planted it by a trellis in a shadier area and it did fine. The trellis gave out and I decided to plant a hydrangea in the shadier spot so the I dug up the zepherin drouhin and transplanted it. I was in a hurry and basically just dug a hole, backfilled and watered the spot. This was at least 11 years ago and it blooms now better than ever - this is a tough rose. Most of my roses are behind a deer fence. This one is not and it has roses blooming (with deadheading) all summer. It is higher than the deer in my area like to nibble. The scent is amazing. My friends will get out of their cars just to smell this rose.

Amazing longevity and gorgeous rose
Maralee from CA wrote on May 05, 2019

I bought 8 zepherine drouhin roses from you 19 years ago. They were all planted around a very large trellis. We have held two gorgeous weddings under these roses and they are still blooming amazingly. They have never been sprayed and minimally fertilized. We just water them well and prune them. Alas, the trellis is so old it is beginning to collapse. We will cut the roses to 18 inches next year, rebuild the trellis and hope the roses all survive this severe pruning. Thanks again for an amazing rose!

So far they are growing beautifully!
A_B_C from WA wrote on July 10, 2018

Wow, am I excited and happy to report that these rose bushes I ordered back in March of 2018 are doing very well! I ordered seven of them and planted five of them in the front of our home which faces north. Even though they are in a north-facing area they get about two hours of morning sun and about another three and a half hours of afternoon/early evening sun. So they are getting around five hours a day. Eventually when they grow up high and reach their typical height they will get even more sun throughout the summer. It is now July 10th and I am excited to report that I got my first bloom! I had to take a whiff. The fragrance in HEAVENLY! More buds are about to pop open very soon. When I got all seven of them they were only 11-12" long bare sticks with little bright green eyes on all of the canes. Now just a tad more than three months later they are nearly three feet tall and wide and are really filling out. I first had to plant them in pots before I had the chance to get them into the ground. Their permanent home simply wasn't ready. After doing all that I could to nourish them I thought that two of the seven weren't going to make it. I thought I would have to call for a refund or store credit. But eventually the last two finally took hold and they are growing too! I planted them on the east side of our home and they get about three and a half hours of sun. It might not be enough but even if they give me a rose here and there I'll be content. I just hope the foliage grows and they reach their maximum height. My only issue is that I noticed that white powdery mildew seems to be a problem. Maybe I contact Jackson & Perkins to see what the best product is to get rid of it. The new growth is the only affected area. I wish I could provide progress photos. Assuming they make it through the mild Pacific Northwest winters here I anticipate these doing quite well here. Thank you, Jackson & Perkins! I love my climbing roses!

A little small
Anonymous from NC wrote on April 19, 2018

I received ZD in good condition with very nice packaging. This rose was on the small side as the canes were about half the size of a pencil. It did have a good root system and is growing in my garden... I ordered over 25 roses from different companies this spring and this was by far the smallest. I hope to update this review in about 3-4 months!

Cannot kill
Laura Trottier from CT wrote on April 29, 2015

I had six plants. Best Roses on earth. Strong scent and color. I went through a divorce and neglected them for 2+ years. They were getting skimpy and on their way out. I got back into it and revived them to perfection. First bloom is always the best. Just loaded with beautiful blooms. Although always abundant, every other year it alternates good then better.

Anyone can grow roses - all that's needed is a spot with 6 hours of sun a day as long as it’s morning sun. Roses do not do well in morning shade and afternoon sun. Roses are even well suited to container growing, so you don't have the excuse of no garden space!




Step 1

STEP 1

If planting bareroot roses, first soak roots in lukewarm water for 12 to 24 hours. If you can’t plant your roses right away, you may leave them in their boxes for up to a week in a cool, dark place. Be sure to sprinkle roots with water every few days.




Step 2

STEP 2

Dig a hole about 12" deep and 24" wide. Make sure it’s large enough to give the plant’s root system plenty of room to develop after planting. Loosen the soil at the bottom and sides with your shovel.




Step 3

STEP 3

Fill the hole with water. It should drain in one hour. If the water remains longer, dig deeper to improve the drainage – or mound your soil and plant the rose in a raised bed.




Step 4

STEP 4

Build a mound in the center of the hole to support roots. Set rose on top, making sure the crown our bud union (the point where the canes join together at the shank) is below ground level by at least one inch, or a little lower in cold climates.




Step 5

STEP 5

Fill the hole with two thirds of the remaining soil mixed with peat moss or compost. Tamp down gently with your hands. Add water, let it soak in, then finish filling the hole with soil. Tamp down lightly and water well.




Step 6

STEP 6

Spread mulch, compost or bark chips around the plant to suppress weed growth and help retain moisture. Water 3 to 4 times a week until leaves begin to grow.




Step 7

STEP 6

Your plants will leaf out faster if you mist the canes as often as possible while they’re getting started. Roses need plenty of moisture both above and below the soil to develop fully.

The Jackson and Perkins Difference


Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals

World's Finest Roses

California provides one of the finest rose-growing environments in the world. All of our roses are grown in soil that is tested and analyzed to ensure they are grown with the exact level of essential nutrients needed. The proper amounts of fertilizer, water, and nutrients are then added to the roses during their active growth cycle by our experienced rose growers.

Each rose is hand selected and prepared by seasoned professional rose growers. Our experienced growers are continually evaluating and testing the roses in the fields to ensure maximum rose health.

All of this tender loving care under the generous California sun results in a young but vigorously growing rose plant with a root system that is ready for fast blooming in your rose garden.

Exclusive and Superior Rose Breeding Process


Jackson and Perkins exclusive rose varieties have been bred to exhibit the most preferred rose characteristics for rose gardeners. It takes many years to develop a single rose variety, and our rose breeders have painstakingly evaluated, tested, and grown superior new genetic features into these new rose varieties for introduction.

The healthy rose plant canes are now hand groomed for the customers' garden presentation. The roses are then harvested at the perfect time in preparation for shipping and customer planting. All of these steps, from rose research, planting, budding, growing, harvesting and storing, are essential to ensure you receive a healthy, vigorous Jackson & Perkins rose plant, the WORLD’S FINEST ROSE.

What to Expect
Container Dormant Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren’t dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into containers and make an attractive gift.

Container Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like.

Container-Grown Rose Instructions
Container Grown Roses
  • When your roses arrive, water them thoroughly.
  • Choose a well-drained location that recieves at least 4 to 6 hours of direct sun each day. Dig a hole at least twice the size of the rootball. Mix the native soil with compost or other organic material and add superphosphates.
  • Gently loosen the rootball, place it into the hole so that the bud union sits 1 to 2 inches below soil level, and fill the hole with the remaining soil.
  • Water thoroughly, then mulch heavily around the base for winter protection. Your roses will arrive lightly pruned, so it is not imperative that you do any additional pruning before winter.