Hardy, repeat-flowering shrub rose
Description: Semi-double, loosely-cupped, cerise pink blossoms, lightly fragrant; prickle-free growth and medium green foliage
Habit: Grows to 10 feet high and 6 feet wide; grown as a shrub or can be trained as a climber
Culture: Prefers full sun to part shade and rich, well-drained garden loam; fertilize yearly with balanced rose food
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 through 9
Legend has it that the Bourbon class of roses occurred as a chance cross between the Old Blush China and the Damask Rose 'Quatre Saisons', which took place on the Ile de Bourbon, an island in the southern Indian Ocean (now renamed Réunion). The first result of this union was a hybrid named 'Rose Edouard', circa 1818. Several French nurserymen recognized the potential of this rose and soon developed a number of cultivars. 'Zéphirine Drouhin' was raised by M. Bizot and launched in 1868 and is commonly known as the thornless rose and considered one of the most spectacular of the old climbers. '