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Climbing Rose Zephirine Drouhin
Climbing Rose Zephirine Drouhin
Climbing Rose Zephirine Drouhin
Climbing Rose Zephirine Drouhin

Climbing Rose 'Zephirine Drouhin'

Fabulous old-rose fragrance
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Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

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Item: 530162
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  • Also known as The Thornless Rose, Zephrine Drouhin is one of very few almost thornless Climbing roses available.
  • It produces an incredibly powerful, strong fruity rose scent that fills the air!
  • Its lovely cerise-pink blooms are produced in abundance over a long period, repeat flowering all summer, and as an overall display stand out wonderfully against the mid-green foliage.
  • It is easy to grow great for beginners and makes an outstanding hedge.
  • Supplied as a freshly potted, professional quality plant in a 3L pot, growing to a height of 2.5m (8ft) and a width of 2m (6½ft).
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An enduringly popular old-fashioned rose, ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ is also known as the thornless rose and is one of very few almost thornless climbing roses available.

With an exceptionally long flowering season from May to October, you’ll be treated to a profusion of large, cup shaped cerise-pink semi-double flowers that carry a powerfully sweet, fruity fragrance that will fill the air around them.

A repeat flowering rose, ‘Zephirine Drouhin’, won’t stop flowering until late in the autumn, with its spectacular blooms standing out wonderfully against the foliage, which emerges coppery-red before maturing to glossy, rich green with purple tinged stems. Fabulous growing up a house wall, with the fragrance drifting through open windows, it’s happy in the ground or in a large pot and is a vigorous grower. Ideal for covering trellises, arches and pergolas.

Supplied as a freshly potted, professional quality plant in a 3L pot, growing to a height of 2.5m (8ft) and a width of 2m (6½ft).

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Supplied as a freshly potted, professional quality plant in a 3L pot.
  • The amount of growth on Potted roses will vary at different times of year, depending on when they are potted.
  • Potted roses will be Freshly potted from November to February, so are not fully rooted through.
  • They will have new shoots beginning in March and April.
  • They will be in leaf and then buds May and June.
  • They will be in flower June and July.
  • From August onwards they may be trimmed back, ready to plant and burst back into life the next season.
  • From the end of September your rose has received its trim which will help it to have stronger roots and better form next year.

Top Tips

  • Climbing roses need plenty of support and must be tied as near horizontal as possible on to wires, trellis or similar.
  • Newly planted climbing roses need little initial pruning. Thereafter prune in October or November.
  • The roses can be kept in their pots throughout the winter provided they are kept well fed and watered, however ideally, they should be planted out as soon as possible. Because plants are dormant throughout the winter, they do not produce any new roots until spring, so don't be alarmed if the compost falls away from the roots when you take them out of their pots.
  • They will already have been cut back so no further pruning will be required, apart from removing any tips that have died back.

Care Information

  • To prune, just remove any dead, dying, damaged and diseased stems and also deadhead regularly. Traditionally, you would cut just above a leaf joint with a sloping cut away from the bud, however, this isn't necessary, and don’t worry about pruning too much - roses are very resilient and will grow back.
  • When pruning, make sure that your secateurs are clean and sharp to prevent squashing stems and introducing disease.
  • Add mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help the plant establish quicker.
  • Roses can be planted at any time of the year, as long as the soil is not frozen, waterlogged or drought-dry.
  • Plant your rose where it can get plenty of sun for at least half of the day, and where it will be sheltered from the wind.
  • Roses tolerate wide range of soils but thrive in deep, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, so add plenty of well-rotted manure into the hole if necessary and plant so that the graft union (the swollen area when the stems meet the roots) is around 3cm below soil level.
  • Water well every other day - daily if the weather is hot and dry.
  • Established roses can be watered around once a week through spring and summer - more if the weather is hot.
  • For best results, feed roses in late-March/April and again in late July.

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