Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose- Best Climbing Plant

If you are looking for a rose for your front door, fences, or home boundaries, then you can choose the Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose.

It is very easy to care for and care for, but you can buy on a budget. It is known for its delicate pink blooms and sweet fragrance. You will love it.

Its vibrant pink hue, strong fragrance, and vigorous growth have made it a staple in the garden, and outside the home. You can easily decorate your home trellises, walls, or pergolas, creating a charming and romantic atmosphere in any outdoor space.

I will share my own experience with this beautiful rose and care tips. I hope you will enjoy this post.

Common NameZephirine Drouhin climbing rose
Bloom FormSemi-double (17–25 petals)
Bloom Size4 to 5 inches (100 to 130 mm)
Flower ColorRanges from cherry pink to deep-rose pink
FragranceHighly fragrant
Stem CharacteristicsThornless and purplish stems
Flowering PeriodAlmost continuous, from late spring to frost
HeightGrows up to 4-12 feet (120-360 cm)
SpreadSpreads up to 3-6 feet (90-180 cm)
Sun ExposureFull sun to part shade
Soil TypeMoist, moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils
UsesIdeal for arbors, pergolas, trellises, beds and borders, hedges, and screens
PruningRemove spent flowers to encourage rebloom
PropagationHardwood cuttings in autumn or chip budding in summer

Before starting about the rose, I want to share the story of this plant.

The year was 1868 when the Zephirine Drouhin rose first made its appearance. Its creator, Jean-Baptiste Guillot, sought to develop a rose that combined elegance, fragrance, and resilience. Named after his daughter, Zéphirine Drouhin, this rose was destined to become a classic.

1. Guide of Zephirine Drouhin

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Color and Form

The color of the rose is Pink.

Each of the flowers spread around 3 inches (8 cm) across, with up to 30 delicate petals. The roses start to bloom in the late spring until the first frost.

The height of the plant reaches around 8-12 feet. It easily covers your trellis, home boundaries, or where you want to grow these beautiful flowers.


It is famous for its fragrance. If you are looking for the flowers with fragrance, then you can grow them.

The first time, I saw this rose in the rose garden, The scent lingered in the air. I took all the details from the gardener. Literally, it looks very attractive in the garden.

2. Thornless and Tolerant

Less thorn

The main problem of the roses is thorns. Roses are not easy to grow indoors or outdoors due to their thorns. It creates problems for pets and children.

But Zephirine Drouhin has less or minimal thorns. You can say it is a thornless flower plant. It is a very useful variety if you have a pet or children in your home.

Its purplish stems bear no prickly surprises, making it an excellent choice for family-friendly spaces.

Requirement of Soil and Sun

This resilient climber-grow even in challenging conditions. It tolerates poor soils and partial shade, although it truly shines when basking in full sun. Whether your garden soil is clay, loam, or sand, Zephirine Drouhin will adapt gracefully.

However, if you grow this flower for a long time, you can provide a better place for its roots. Also, you can place where sunlight is sufficient.

3. Benefit of Zephirine Drouhin

It is Climbing Beauty

Height – up to 12 feet or 360 cm

Zephirine Drouhin can be grown as either a large-flowered climbing rose (reaching up to 12 feet or 360 cm) or a pruned shrub rose (around 6 feet or 180 cm). You can train it on trellises, pergolas, or arbors, and provide the support where you want to grow.

Grow as Home’s Boundaries

Create a living boundary by planting several Zephirine Drouhin roses in a row. Their continuous blooms form an enchanting hedge that adds privacy and beauty to your outdoor space.

North-Facing Walls

Cover a north-facing wall with this rose, transforming a plain surface into a living canvas. The glossy green foliage provides a stunning backdrop for the carmine blossoms.

4. How to Care Zephirine Drouhin

Caring for any indoor or outdoor plant is very necessary if you grow it healthy.

1. Start with the Roots:

  • You can grow any rose in two ways. The first is a container and the second one is Bare-Root Roses.
    • Container Roses: It is a very easy way to grow a plant in your home. These are potted in soil and easy to care for. They thrive quickly and can be planted throughout the growing season.
    • Bare-Root Roses: They grow roses without the soil. You can read this post about it.

2. Location for plant

  • Select a sunny spot with good drainage for your roses.
  • Ensure the soil is rich, moist, and well-drained.

3. Fertilize Regularly:

  • Fertilize your roses to encourage impressive flowers. Follow the recommended guidelines for the specific type of rose you have.

4. Water Evenly:

  • Keep the soil consistently moist. Water your roses evenly to prevent drying out or waterlogging.

5. Prune in Early Spring:

  • Established rose bushes benefit from pruning in early spring. Remove dead or weak growth to encourage healthy new growth.

6. Watch for Diseases:

  • Keep an eye out for common rose diseases like powdery mildew or black spots.
  • If you notice any issues, take appropriate measures to treat them.

More Climbing Roses

Certainly! Here’s a table featuring 10 beautiful climbing roses, along with their flower colors:

Rose VarietyFlower Color
Altissimo (Rosa ‘Altissimo’)Bright red petals with showy yellow stamens
American Beauty (Rosa ‘American Beauty’)Deep, cupped dark pink blooms
Cécile Brunner (Rosa ‘Cécile Brunner’)Blush-pink flowers with a sweet, spicy, tea-like scent
Mermaid (Rosa ‘Mermaid’)Notable for its peachy-orange hue
New Dawn (Rosa ‘New Dawn’)Soft pink flowers that fade to white
Fruity Petals (Rosa ‘Fruity Petals’)As the name suggests, fruity-colored blooms
Stormy Weather (Rosa ‘Stormy Weather’)Mauve or lavender flowers
Lutea Lady Banks (Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’)Clusters of small, yellow bloom
Prairie Rose (Rosa setigera)Single pink flowers with a yellow
Bridge of Sighs (Harglowing)Peachy flowers against coppery foliage

Hi, I am Inderjeet, and welcome to my blog on Home and Garden. I started this blog to share my insights, tips, and experiences on various topics related to plants, shrubs, juniper and how to care indoor plants.
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