'Zéphirine Drouhin' rose Description
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Medium pink Bourbon, Cl..
Registration name: Zéphirine Drouhin (bourbon, Bizot 1868)
Found Rose, Bourbon, Cl., Hybrid Pendulina.
Pink. [Deep pink, white center.]. Long petals. Flat topped buds. Blooms borne on short stems, close to the cane. Strong, damask fragrance. Average diameter 4". Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall, climbing, thornless (or almost). Large, matte, light green foliage.
Height: 10' to 15' (305 to 455cm). Width: 6' to 8' (185 to 245cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower, garden, hedge, landscape, pillar or shrub. Hardy. vigorous. can be grown as a shrub. can be trained as a climber. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Some question about classification. [See References.]
'Zéphirine Drouhin' ex Guillot is tetraploid . See reference of 2002.
Some growers have found plants were troubled by mildew until well established.