Thornless rose Rosa 'Zephirine Drouhin' http://www.gardenvines.com/shop/climbing-roses-2/zephirine-drouhin-rose-329.htmlPhoto/Illustration: www.gardenvines.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Thornless rose (Rosa 'Zephirine Drouhin') ROE-sah Synonyms: 'Belle Dijonaisse' 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. Overview 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 Song Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Fall, Spring, Summer Flower Color Pink Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Hedge, Screening, Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Trellis Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Related Plants to Rosa 'Zephirine Drouhin' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hybrid musk rose Rosa 'Buff Beauty' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Climbing large-flowered rose Rosa 'Mermaid' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Floribunda rose Rosa 'Betty Prior' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 English shrub rose Rosa 'Redcoat' View the discussion thread.