Zephirine Drouhin photo--a pretty lady!

James_Shaw_San Francisco Bay AreaMay 7, 2012

Zephirine Drouhin is not only eye-catching, but fragrant and, pretty much, thornless. It is a heady experience to walk pass this enchanting beauty.

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kathy9norcal

A truly wonderful photo!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 8:13PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Your Zeffy is a beauty!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 8:21PM
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ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

It's breathtaking!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 8:51PM
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springroz(z6 SKY)

That is gorgeous!! Mine is just a big ol' green bush...never has had more than 2 or 3 blooms!!

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 7:29AM
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kandhi(z7VA)

James, that is beautiful! Do you have any pest problem on this one,I see some small catterpillars on them. Can you share your care instructions for this plant. thanks

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 7:46AM
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James_Shaw_San Francisco Bay Area

Thank you for the kind comments everyone. No pest problem Kandhi, but do spray for black spot, rust and mildew. I hope the following answer to your question does not make me seem to lackadaisical a gardener, but all I have done so far this year is cut out dead canes and cut back those that get to low over the walkway. No fertilizer yet, but soon a half cup of each: 7-7-7 slow release, blood meal, bone meal and glacial rock dust. I have my own well so stick it to the local utility by watering a lot (more than one gallon per rose per week). Hope all this helps, Jim

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 12:33PM
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rosarama

Jim, what direction does your Zeffy face? I want to know if I'm doing something wrong with my non-bloom girl

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 2:38PM
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zeffyrose_pa6b7(6b7)

Gorgeous picture of one of my favorite roses--

Florence

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 4:20PM
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James_Shaw_San Francisco Bay Area

Hello Rosarama, From the angle of my photograph, the sun sets at 2 O'clock or thereabouts. Hope you can find the bloom problem with your Zephirine Drouhin because this is truly a wonderful rose. Jim

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 5:07PM
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rosarama

Jim:

I see what you mean. It probably faces the east and gets the early morning sun. The roses I have in that exposure bloom non-stop. However, the Zeffy gets the western evening sun but is in part shade which I was told, she would tolerate - but apparently not

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 8:37PM
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catsrose(VA 6)

My Zeffy gets a only late afternoon Sun ad she is quite happy. Unfortunately, mine is on rootstock and this year it sprang forth, so now I have Dr. Huey blooming along with Zeffy. It was a shock when it first bloomed, but they are actually quite pretty together. Now I can't decide whether to remove it or not.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 9:34AM
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ilovemyroses(8 Dallas TX)

you know, I am getting a bit sick of seeing everyone's gorgeous ZD!! :)

I have had one for ten years, west exposure on fence, so, if she would GROW, she would see the other side of the fence is full sun!! 5 foot fence, so no drama getting over it! But NO! scrawny plant, own root from ARE, ten years old, and five blooms MAYBE a season, and STRICTLY ONCE A SEASON! no fudging here!

canes yellow and die, I guess sun is too short, although noon on is full sun. DUBLIN BAY doesn't seem to mind right next door...AND, isn't she a partial shade gal??? ok, noon to evening ought to work.

Anyway, I hate to sp her, my neighbor (an aphid's fly away) has a beauty that is on the east side of her home with a fence 15 feet away, so an even narrower pocket of sun, we bought them the same day, and va-voom, hers is like yours.

I know east is better than west, I guess I ought to move her but there are few areas where vivid pink works for me.

Please excuse the ranting, but geez, y'all sure are pretty! Ok, I am moving her tomorrow!! ANd NOT the trash bin.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 7:11PM
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gelee

Mine faces east and is 5 years old now...

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 7:55PM
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