previous
  • Rex Begonias
    Rex Begonias
  • NEW Video Series: There's a Better Way
    NEW Video Series: There's a Better Way
  • Bold and Beautiful Zinnias
    Bold and Beautiful Zinnias
  • How to Grow Mustard
    How to Grow Mustard
  • Indoor Seed Starting Materials List
    Indoor Seed Starting Materials List
  • Building Better Borders
    Building Better Borders
  • 10 Seed-Starting Tips
    10 Seed-Starting Tips
  • 10 Combinations for Shade
    10 Combinations for Shade
  • Using Containers as Elements of a Design
    Using Containers as Elements of a Design
  • Pick Plants for Fragrance
    Pick Plants for Fragrance
  • 3 Ways to Design with Containers
    3 Ways to Design with Containers
  • Plant Finder: Spring Plants
    Plant Finder: Spring Plants
  • Go Green on the Patio
    Go Green on the Patio
  • Planting the Right Way
    Planting the Right Way
  • Black Plants Done Right
    Black Plants Done Right
  • Seed Starting in Speedling Trays
    Seed Starting in Speedling Trays
  • Get your FREE Everyday Roses download now!
    Get your FREE Everyday Roses download now!
  • Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
    Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
  • DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis
    DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis
  • Garden Design Basics
    Garden Design Basics
  • 20 Gardenworthy Self-Sowers
    20 Gardenworthy Self-Sowers
  • Homegrown / Homemade
    Homegrown / Homemade
next

Rosa 'Zephirine Drouhin' (Thornless rose, Bourbon rose)

Rosa 'Zephirine Drouhin' Photo/Illustration: www.gardenvines.com

(Based on 5 user reviews)

Rate this plant

Plant Showcase - from our advertisers


Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Rosa 'Zephirine Drouhin' ROE-sah Common Name: Thornless rose, Bourbon rose Synonyms: 'Belle Dijonaisse' , 'Ingegnoli Predilette' , 'Mme. Gustave Bonnet' Genus: Rosa

This beautiful repeat bloomer tolerates shadier conditions than other roses and poor soils. The fragrance is absolutely wonderful, and the rose is nearly thornless.

 

 

Information provided by Brushwood Nursery

.


Noteworthy characteristics: Bourbon roses are fragrant shrubs or climbers, with glossy leaves and repeating flowers. They make ideal candidates for screening or growing up a wall, arch, or trellis, and they are also useful for borders and hedges. 
Care: Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide good air circulation and remove fallen leaves to help prevent disease. In late winter or early spring, prune lightly or back by up to 1/3, reducing side shoots by 1/2 to 1/3. To renovate, prune one in four or five shoots from the base.
Propagation: Take softwood cuttings when bloom begins in spring to summer; take hardwood cuttings in fall.
Problems: Aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, scale, caterpillars, sawfly larvae, cane borers, Japanese beetles, rose stem girders, rose midges, rose slugs, rose chafers, leaf-cutting bees, black spot, rust, powdery mildew, crown gall, canker, dieback, downy mildew, viruses.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Attracts Birds; Attracts Butterflies; Fragrant Flowers; Showy Flowers; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Fall; Spring; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Hedge, Screening, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point, Trellis
Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest

Plants you might also like

Rosa 'Buff Beauty' Rosa 'Buff Beauty'
(Hybrid musk rose)
Be the first to rate this plant
Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This fragrant rose produces generous clusters of double apricot flowers that fade to a soft yellow. It usually grows to 5 feet and taller when trained, making it an ideal candidate for screening or growing up a wall, arch, or trellis. It blooms from spring to autumn. 

Rosa 'Betty Prior' Rosa 'Betty Prior'
(Floribunda rose)
(1 user review)
Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This rose produces single, carmine-pink, slightly fragrant blooms nonstop from June until frost. It grows 2.5 to 5 feet high and wide.

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'
(English shrub rose)
Be the first to rate this plant
Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This rose with an influential namesake has beautifully cupped double blossoms of rich pink. It produces arching stems to 5 feet or more and 3 feet wide, making it an ideal candidate for training up a low structure.

Rosa 'Mermaid' Rosa 'Mermaid'
(Climbing large-flowered rose)
(2 user reviews)
Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This R. bracteata and Hybrid tea cross exhibits many attributes of its parentage. It bears large, single soft-yellow blossoms (to 5 inches across) with a deeper hued center and conspicuous, ruddy-orange stamens. It grows to 20 feet high or wide and blooms continuously, making it a beautiful choice for climbing up walls, fences, or other sturdy structures. It can also be maintained as a shrub.

no image available Rosa 'Redcoat'
(English shrub rose)
Be the first to rate this plant
Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This David Austin rose produces vibrant, semi-double red blossoms with contrasting yellow stamens all season long. It grows from 2.5 to 5 feet tall.