Rosa Zephirine Drouhin



A favorite in the garden since its introduction in 1868, especially in Europe

Richly colorful and blessed with an intoxicating, strong raspberry scent, Rosa Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose offers a tasty cocktail of vivid pink and liberating aroma. After taking in the charisma and romance, you'll quickly want to order another.

Introduced in France during the reign of Napoleon III, Rosa Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose remains one of the world's most popular climbing roses. Blooming prolifically in the spring and fall, with reddish-pink, 4-inch flowers composed of as many as 30 densely colored petals producing Bourbon-like fragrance, Rosa Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose remains a strong performer with remarkable stamina.

The relaxed, double blooms create an almost overwhelming sensory experience during spring and fall flushes. The foliage, a metallic purple when young, provides a medium-green complement to the deep pink blooms. The vigorous climber, which grows well in little sunlight, can reach 20 feet and can grow to 6 feet wide.

An outstanding choice for a trellis or porch, Rosa Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose also can be trimmed into a formal hedge. Don't worry about baseballs or flying disks under the bushes or clumsy missteps—these canes have no thorns that could leave a nasty scratch.

Flourishing best in moist, well-drained, loamy soil, this proven favorite thrives in a wide variety of other climates, too. For performance and stamina, Rosa Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose remains among the climbing elite.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Species hybrid
Zone 5 - 10
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
Petal Count 24
Additional Characteristics Fragrance, Arches, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Heirloom, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer, Thornless
Bloom Color Dark Pink
Bud Shape Long, Pointed
Flower Shape Double, Old-fashioned, Rounded, Ruffled
Foliage Color Medium Green
Fragrance Raspberry, Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Cut Flowers, Landscapes, Vines and Climbers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 10 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

April 27, 2020

Beautiful Rose but need full sun

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I purchased 2 for my new home in 2018. One was placed in the very front of my home and one on the side. The side location was somewhat shady and has not bloomed to date yet it's still alive(the description stated it would grow well with little sunlight so I thought the side with its partial shade location would do but it didn't. You live and you learn. The one placed in the from of the house is blooming profusely. I moved the one located on the side to the front and I'm hopeful it will get what it needs there and will bloom just like the other. When that one rose blooms the smell and the visual is just incredible.

Denise Parker from TN
June 14, 2019

So far, so good!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I ordered five of these and planted them in March on the north side of my deck. It is now June and the first bloom has popped out! It smells amazing! More spicy than sweet, but a very lovely fragrance. I am very pleased with the condition of the plants and they all have done very well.

Sherene from IL
December 28, 2017

In Love

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

My first plants did wonderfully in KS. Super growth and lovely blooms with an intoxicating fragrance. Saw the sale and decided now I need two more plants at my new home in NC!!

Susie from NC
April 17, 2017

Best thornless climber, shade tolerance ever.

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Bought my first Zéphirine Drouhin over 20 yrs ago, now have to replace one of 4 for a trellis. Blooming in part shade, wonderful old-fashioned smell, they are all totally disease-free even here in humid Southern Indiana. Highly recommend.

J. Miller from IN
April 02, 2016

Vigorous and Gorgeous

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I purchase this climber (my very first rose ever) and it arrived early March here in Florida. I was afraid the sun on the south side of my house would burn the leaves (and afraid the north side would promote disease). WOW. In just under a month the rose is full of leaves and I already have two blooms. It's incredible!

Lisette from FL

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