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Hi everyone,
I'm going to plant a couple of Clematis around an arch, and I wanted your advice on colour contrasts. I have chosen Doctor Ruppel, but would like something to compliment/contrast nicely. I was thinking maybe Bees Jubilee or Nelly Moser? I would like them to bloom ideally at the same time (early summer and then another bloom late summer). They will be in a north facing garden in full sun, with roots in shade. 

I know many people choose The President & The First Lady together as they are a nice colour contrast, so I'm looking for something like that, but pink! 

Thanks in advance everyone for your suggestions! 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,016
    The best thing to do is look at the specialist sites  - Taylors, Thornecroft and Hawthornes.
    There are hundreds to choose from. :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • mikeymustardmikeymustard Posts: 495
    edited May 2020
    Hi @Scampi_Scamp are these going to be planted together or either side of the arch? Just wanna get a picture in my head  :)
    If you choose another which flowers at the same time you're going to have 2 flower-less months. If OTOH you combine your dr ruppel with a later flowering variety then you'll have an almost continuous flowering season, with overlaps where both are flowering at the beginning of the 2nd bloom and end.
     Either way, how about a pale pinky-white one to contrast, or go dark outside with a picotee? 

    Edit, or plant 2 either side - one early one late
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    I have Dr Ruppel growing up an obelisk with Clematis General Siskorki which in PG 3 
    They look a good contrast imo, the pink of Ruppel with the indigo blue of Siskorki 

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