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Iceberg climbing rose and Clematis viticella Madame Julia Correvon

My new David Austin Iceberg climber has arrived today look good and healthy.  Will this and the clematis Mme J. Correvon grow well together?  What colour is the flower of the clematis?


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,104
    Time you bookmarked the clematis on the web site GD!   It's a rich red -

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,661
    I think they would look lovely together, especially as Iceberg can sometimes be a be a bit bare on the lower stems. The clematis is a Viticella so needs hard pruning and is a latish flowerer so it won't interfere with the Iceberg's first, best flush of flower. Having said that, I haven't actually grown them together.
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  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    edited December 2018
    Obelixx said:
    Time you bookmarked the clematis on the web site GD!   It's a rich red -

    :D  My go to site for years, I feel guilty I should make a donation to Hull Uni.
    They also often link to the International Clematis society pages where there are good mini articles with useful snippets for clematis. As they do for Madame Julia.
    The only thing I would say is the colouring looks varied from photo to photo but it is to my eye a quite nice dark red. (We grow it in our garden).

    I love your combination idea Guernsey Donkey.         

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,246
    I've got JC growing with T.Jasminoides (Star Jasmine). Been happily co-existing for many years now.
    JC does sort of rocket-up in the spring and shoots right through the middle of the TJ.
    I cut the clematis to 6" mid Feb and pull it out of the TJ which then has a brief period to recover before getting smothered in clematis again.
    I imagine you could do the same with your rose

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  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,835
    Fabulous Pete....

    Just to say that in my garden the clematis starts flowering as early as 10th June, quite a few blooms already out then... so both rose and clematis should be out together for you...
    East Anglia, England
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,246
    edited December 2018
    Thanks Marlorena - mine had it's main flush from June 13 to July 24 this year, then flowering slows down

    Sadly they'll be gone in the spring - I'm extending the back of my house and they're just outside the lounge.
    I will re-create the same combination when it's all done as a border to my new patio :)
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  • Thanks for all your positive comments and for the stunning picture Pete.8 - I am looking forward to the flowering of these two plants.  Yes, you are right Obelixx, I should save the web site for future reference. I am hoping that the clematis will take if I plant it out with the rose in the next few days, once the weather has warmed up a bit more. I will be using a mixture of home made compost, sand, gravel, peat, and some leaf mould.
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