Zephirine Drouhin or Alchymist?
Hi there. I am planning ahead for a project I'm hoping to do next spring/summer. I have always wanted an arbor around our front entrance of our house. We don't use our front door a whole lot, but I'm planning on getting a very wide arbor so there is plenty of room to walk through when we do.
I am looking at either Zephirine Drouhin or Alchymist. I'm looking for something vigorous that can tolerant some shade. The area gets some morning and afternoon sun. Is shaded during the hot part of the day.
I'm zone 5 but the hardier the better. It looks like Alchymist would be hardier for my zone. Anyone have any thoughts/suggestions? Shade tolerant and vigorous are really my only two requirements. Bloom color and fragrance are not as important.