Clematis and Rose are a winning combination in any garden, playing well together from spring through fall. And with these two as a pair, you can grow vertically, up an obelisk, trellis, or arbor, to create a stunning focal point in your landscape.
Layer the Roses
Climbing roses can flower repeatedly and they require little attention once established. Shrub roses, available in many ever-blooming varieties, can stand alone and are typically hardy and low maintenance. Ground cover roses are hardy, disease resistant, and low growing. Placing any medium height perennials by the feet of the climbers to hide their legs works very well.
Stagger Clematis Blooms
It is possible to match almost every clematis with a rose, but the beauty of the pairing lies in the size, color, scent, and timing of their respective blooms. Among the many ever-blooming varieties of roses and clematis, it’s easy to find two plants that will flower together from spring through fall. Many gardeners will plant three or more clematis by the base of the climbing rose, so their vertical structure is packed with blooms.
If you like this idea, here’s what we have in stock to shop this look.
CLEMATIS IN STOCK FOR 2020
Vancouver Mystic Gem
Comtesse De Bouchard
Boulevard Samaritan Jo
“It’s the time that you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important…People have forgotten this truth, but you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ROSES IN STOCK FOR 2020
DAVID AUSTIN English shrub roses, all fragrant
Lady of Shallot
The Lady Gardener
Above and Beyond
Sky’s the Limit
EASY ELEGANCE all disease resistant, everblooming
All the Rage
Yellow Brick Road
KNOCKOUTS all disease resistant
Pink Double Knockout
Easy Does It
Love & Peace
Oso Easy Hot Paprika
Oso Easy Lemon Zest
DRIFTS Groundcover and Mini Cross
RUGOSAS Beach or Salt Spray Roses
Blanc double de Coubert
Frau Dagmar Hartopp
Virginiana (native) Z3, 5 x 3’; Single bright pink flowers; round orange-red hips; shiny leaves turn brilliant red-orange in late summer.