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Zepherine Drouhin

 

zepherine drouhin

Rose Type - Bourbon

History - Raised in France by Bizot in 1868. Dedicated to the wife of an amateur horticulturist. 

Mature Size - Small climber 8' to 12' 

Bloom measurement - 4"

Blooming - Blooms for weeks at a time, several times until frost

Pruning - As with most Bourbons, light pruning please

Scent Scale - 7+

 

 

Zepherine is a low climber and consistently thornless, so it's great for a draping over a short fence or wall without the risk of snagging passersby.  Covered with cerise pink blooms for several weeks in spring, this plant has the typical strengths of a bourbon like, vigourous bushy growth, very floriferous and superior fragrance.  As we all know, a bourbon weakness is a tendency to have blackspot if situated poorly.  So, find a location with full sun and open circulation. 

The flowers of Zepherine (pronounced Zeff - reen) are a bright magenta pink with buds opening to a loose rather casual looking bloom. When you consider the thornless branches, bright color and loose flower style, this rose would fit into the most modern of gardens. 

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