Zephirine Drouhin Rose Pruning And Growing Tips

Zephirine Drouhin Drouhin Rose flowering plant has an interesting background. Bizot was a French breeder of roses. And he gave the name to this rose as Zephirine Drouhin Drouhin Rose after the death of his wife. It was discovered in the year 1868. This flower was a result of crosses among Damask roses. And such roses grow well in China and Spring, simply in whole summer. This rose is considered one of the versatile flowers. The growing habit of this plant is climbing. And the average height of this plant is between 15-20 feet. And it is also grown as a shrub rose. People most used to grow this plant at fences, walls, across the pillars and trellises.

Scientific Name:

The scientific name is also known as Rose Zephirine Drouhin.

Common Name: The other interesting name of this tree is the Bourbon climbing rose ‘Zephirine Drouhin.

Family: This flowering plant belongs to the Rosaceae family.

Flower: Its flowers have amazing fragments and are showy. 

Type: The type of this plant is a deciduous shrub.

Best time to grow: The best time to grow this plant is From the start of the summer till the end.

Hardiness zone: The USDA hardiness zone of this flower is 4-9.

Soil PH: The PH for the soil of Rose Zephirine Drouhin. Range from 5.5 to 7.5.

Soil Preference: The ideal soil for this flower range from Clay to Sand loam.


Full Sunlight: This flowering plant needs 5-6 hours of sunlight. And such sunlight should be direct each day.

Watering: The soil for the healthy growth of this plant should be well-drained and moist. Soil should be moist but not soggy. So give it water in normal amount.

Flowers: Rose Zephirine Drouhin grows in beautiful bright pink colour. Each flower contains 20 petals. In the may, these flowers grow to their fullest. Significantly, it is very important to remove the old and dry flowers to give space to new blooms.

Fragrance: The fragrance of these flowers is very beautiful just like the traditional red roses scent.

Foliage: When this plant is young its foliage possesses a purple colour and over time, it runs into the green.

Stems: The stems of this flowering plant do not have throbs and have beautiful purple colour. Due to which it adds beauty to your garden in high winters. As these roses are thornless so everyone can grow them easily. Because they will not hurt your little children. It is also famous as Thornless Rose. 

How to Grow a Zephirine Drouhin Rose:

Zepherine Drouhin can tolerate hardiness zone 5-9. So it is very important to protect it in the winter. For doing so you can cover it with a heavy layer of mulch. In this way, the bushes of this plant will be protected. If the bushes grow in the wrong shape just step on the roots of this plant and push its root ball at the backside inside the ground. Because the roots of this plant mustn’t expose to the temperature at which they get freeze.

How to Prune a Zephirine Drouhin Rose:

The best time to prune this plant is early spring or at the end of the winter. Just prune its dead canes. All you have to do is firstly prune its canes in the upward direction by ⅓ and then other sides by ⅓ to ½. In this way, new canes will grow.


There are unlimited benefits of Zephirine Drouhin Rose. Some of them are given below:

  • It is considered best for borders and beds.
  • This plant is also used to grow as a free-growing climber for fences, arbours and various other structures of gardens.
  • Best to decorate north-facing walls.

So in a nutshell, we can say that this flowering plant is best for all those people who are rose lovers. It doesn’t expect any extra care and maintenance. The fragrance of these roses can make your gardens peasant and elegant. So it is a friendly suggestion to grow this plant in your surroundings.

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