Zéphirine Drouhin is the quintessential Romanica rose. Each of these climbing roses is redolent with that wonderful old-fashioned rose fragrance that brings back memories of days gone by. Because of its nearly thornless form, this is an excellent choice for use in fresh-cut floral arrangements and bouquets. These roses are gorgeous in an antique dark pink color that really pops against the deep green foliage. What a sight when the arching branches of this climber are filled with flowers. Plus, each Zéphirine Drouhin climbing rose lasts up to 10 days, whether on the vine or in a vase. The strong rose scent is sure to bring butterflies to the landscape, too. Makes a wonderful privacy screen or boundary definer for a backyard "secret garden." This multiple award winner is a vigorous grower that covers a trellis, fence, or arbor with ease. The Zéphirine Drouhin is a marvelous addition to any landscape.Rosa 'Zephirine Drouhin'
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Climbing roses tend to grow to their full height within the first two years, so your Zephirine Drouhin roses will reach heights of six feet or more after the first two seasons. However, these roses don't bloom as prolifically during those first two years--they're using more of their energy to grow to their full height. Plant your climbing rose in the springtime, and let it grow for a couple of years. Once it reaches its full height, your Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose will spread out and bloom more vigorously. If you're trying to maintain a certain spread, pruning can accomplish that too.How do you prune a Zephirine Drouhin rose?
Pruning climbing roses like Zephirine Drouhin can actually be a fun task, especially with a thornless climbing rose. You can allow your climbing rose to reach its full height, or you can use pruning to maintain a shorter shape. No matter what look you're aiming for, pruning can improve the health and blooming power of your Zephirine Drouhin rose. Prune in the fall, after blooming is complete. Remove any dead branches, crossed branches, or suckers at the base of the vine, using sharp loppers. If you want to thin out your roses, start at the sides and work inward. If you're training your climber to grow on a trellis or arch, pruning is a good opportunity to secure growing branches to that structure.How tall do Zephirine Drouhin climbing roses grow?
Zephirine Drouhin climbing roses grow 6 to 12 feet tall, and can grow even taller under the right conditions. If you'd like to maintain a certain size for your roses, prune each season to keep them shorter than their maximum height.Will Zephirine Drouhin grow in the shade?
Zephirine Drouhin is a "shade-friendly" rose, meaning it can tolerate some shade, but it won't grow in full shade. This rose needs at least a half-day of light, and, for best blooms, we recommend eight hours of sun or more. However, Zephirine Drouhin are great climbing roses to plant on any side of a home or pergola, since it can handle a bit of shade.Do climbing roses come back every year?
Yes, climbing roses come back every year, as they, like other roses, are perennials. For best health year over year, keep up with regular pruning and fertilization each fall. Climbing roses have a long life, especially when well taken care of. Climbing roses are among the longest-lived rose varieties, and can rebloom for decades.How long does it take for climbing roses to bloom?
Climbing roses like Zephirine Drouhin will bloom in their first year, but won't bloom as vigorously as they will later in life. That low-flowering first season or two occurs because the plant is using its energy to grow, and to deal with stress from transplantation and a new environment. Within two years or so, however, you'll see a huge display of blooms each season.
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