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Bakersfield CA and Zepherine Drouhin

Posted by rosedigger 9b (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 20, 14 at 16:38

I dug up from the ground 14 mature roses and potted them, moved them from their home in Livermore Ca, to Bakersfield Ca. (similar zones, 9a/9b) where we now reside.

I am just settling in or trying to, lol. At this time I am thinking of my Zepherine Drouhin climbing rose as to where to plant her.
The weather is consistently hotter in Bakersfield than their previous home.
Afternoons it reaches the 90's and 100's weekly.
Does "morning sun only" sound wise for ZD or does she do ok in daily hot afternoon sun?

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RE: Bakersfield CA and Zepherine Drouhin

I grew Z.D. here at a previous home and saw it still thriving in its morning sun only location; it has been 9 years, and I can assure you that it has not been pampered in any manner that is typical of a rose gardener. I would suspect that in your climate, and morning sun, it should be okay.

I have actually been on the fence regarding purchasing another one. It would have been exposed to some afternoon shade. I was unsure as to how it would perform in that location.


RE: Bakersfield CA and Zepherine Drouhin

Mine gets a lot of shade in the AM, but gets afternoon sun, but usually after it's spring bloom. It doesn't bloom that much after that.

RE: Bakersfield CA and Zepherine Drouhin

Okay, thank you, your answers helped, I will be placing Zepherine Drouhin in morning sun, it should grow and bloom fine.

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