Rosa 'Zephirin Drouhin'

Latin Name: Rosa 'Zephirin Drouhin'
Common Name: Zephirin Drouhin Rose
Mature Height (ft): 10-12'
Mature Width: 8-10'

Mature Shape

Bourbon rose, more a sprawler then a climer.
Mulch: Inorganic or organic.

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Remarkable old Bourbon rose dating to 1868. Remarkable for fragrance and bright cerise pink flowers, and best of all, thornless canes -- it's people friendly!  Not strictly a climber, but a mannerly climber.

Zephirin Drouhin is planted in a low water-use location.

Use in Garden

In Sun or part shade. Rose Garden, Along a fence or trellis, at the back of a border.


The only maintenance is spring pruning out of old canes. One of the best qualities of old roses is their ability to survive with little care; Zephirin Drouhin is one of the best for our area. I have never noticed aphids or any other problem with it, and only add compost as a mulch once a year.