Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose

Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose

Intoxicating Raspberry Fragrance


Item # 39970
$31.95
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Genus Rosa
Species hybrid
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
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Easy Care Plants, Heirloom, Repeat Bloomer, Trellises, Pruning Recommended, Arches, Thornless
Bloom Color Dark Pink
Bud Shape Pointed, Long
Flower Shape Old-fashioned, Double, Ruffled, Rounded
Foliage Color Medium Green
Fragrance Strong, Raspberry
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Cut Flowers, Vines and Climbers, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Idaho

Review Summary
(Based on 10 Reviews)

5 star rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Reviews

5 star rating
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.

5 star rating
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!

5 star rating
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!

4 star rating
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!

5 star rating
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.

Bare root roses are the most common form of roses for spring and early season planting, and come in two types: grafted and own root.

Grafted Bare root Roses
Own root Bare root Roses

Grafted roses, sometimes referred to as budded bare root roses, have roots that belong to a different variety of rose than the shoots. While the shoots will grow into the variety of rose you've selected, the root variety has been specially grown and developed for hardiness, improved resistance to common diseases, and improved resistance to certain weather conditions. The roots on any grafted rose you receive are usually already two years old, so they'll establish in your garden more quickly when planted.

Own root roses are grown from rose shoot cuttings and develop their own root system. Unlike grafted roses, both their roots and shoots come from the same variety of plant.


All Jackson & Perkins bare root roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth in our state-of-the-art wet cooler, so they'll be delivered to you with no foliage or blooms. The wet cooler has a uniform storage temperature set just above freezing and uses a fog system to provide consistent humidity of 100%, ensuring the roses remain fully hydrated and don't exit dormancy before leaving our facility. While you might see some variance in size, even within the same variety of bare root rose, all our roses meet the same rigorous standards of quality.

So, not sure which type of bare root rose you should choose? Don't worry, we've got that covered. We've researched which varieties of bare root roses grow better as grafted or own root, and both types can be planted in the early spring months, so just choose the variety of rose you're most interested in and get planting.

Though you might be surprised or intimidated when you receive a box of bare root roses filled with roots and shoots, rest assured, with the proper care, these little bundles will grow into stunning roses.


Container Roses

Container Roses

Container roses are typically available in 2-quart sizes or larger and come with established foliage that may or may not have blooms. While bare root roses should generally be planted in early spring, container roses allow you quite a bit more flexibility in planting time, from spring all the way through fall in many zones. Fall can be a good season to plant container roses because it allows them enough time to establish themselves before cold or freezing temperatures arrive.

What to Expect

If this is the first time your are planting a bare root rose, you may be surprised by their brown roots and dormant stem. However, bare root roses provide the easiest and fastest way of planting roses without the concern of transplant shock.

Bare root roses may appear to be dead upon arrival, but the plants actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive and stressful growth of leaves right after planting.

Bare root roses are the best option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Our bare root roses are fully established plants that meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. Of course, since they are not in soil when you get them, there's no mess to contend with.

Bareroot Roses

You can plant your bare root roses earlier in the growing season, since there are no leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area's last frost date in the spring and no later than two weeks after that average date. Since they don't have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish faster than those that arrive in containers.

Due to the nature of plants and the fact that some are younger than others, there will be some variance in the size of our bareroot roses. However, they have all gone through the same quality inspections in order to make sure they meet the high standards we expect from all of our roses.

Gold Standard Stamp of Approval

Each Jackson and Perkins rose is individually inspected and graded to meet our standards for shape, viability, fragrance, and disease resistance.

Jackson and Perkins Exclusive Preservation Process

Our roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth utilizing a state-of-the-art wet cooler. By providing a uniform storage temperature just above freezing and employing a fog system to provide a consistent humidity of 100%, we are able to ensure that each of our roses remains fully hydrated and does not come out of its dormancy before leaving our facility. Bare root roses ordered elsewhere often arrive dry and shriveled. Through our exclusive preservation process, Jackson and Perkins is able to provide a fully hydrated premium bare root rose. Prior to entering the shipping container, we carefully wrap the root system to preserve the moisture and to provide a top-quality rose that is in optimal planting condition.

Gold Standard Stamp of Approval

Our Superior Bare Root Rose Growing Process

Our roses are hand budded by professional rose budders to ensure you receive a true-to-variety quality rose. This takes a special skill. These professional hand budders make sure the bud union lives and the rose plant becomes the premium Jackson and Perkins rose variety desired.

At the end of the rose growth cycle, when the rose plant has hardened off and is ready to be harvested, the roses are hand selected according to our top-quality Jackson and Perkins rose standards.

World's Finest Roses

The Jackson and Perkins Difference

Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals

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.