Rose and evergreen clematis
Hello fellow gardeners!
Last year I planted a climbing rose Cumberland outside my parents door to grow up a trellis and I was thinking about a clematis to accompany it.
I’ve researched but can’t find much about evergreen clematis and roses. I was wondering if clematis avalanche might work?
Has anyone tried roses with evergreen clematis?
Any clematis suggestions would be good. It’s an east facing site.
I think your rose is too small to support a clematis but edhelka idea of ground cover sounds lovely. Cartmanii joe has creamy white flowers but won't be in flower with your rose.
This is last spring, I think it's at least 2m wide and more than 2-5m tall. It's on a single storey and trying to get into the roof. I love it but as I said it's definitely bigger than I thought it would be.
Also some evergreen clematis really look awful after flowering. We have Early Sensation, beautiful foliage and masses of early flowers. Or at least that’s what I was expecting and the books say. It was fabulous but what they don’t tell you is that it loses a lot of foliage over the Summer, looking quite sick if not dead, before bouncing back for the Winter. So not so much an evergreen just better in Winter than Summer 😕
East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
@Butterfly66 that’s a shame about the foliage in summer, I wanted evergreen because I was hoping for glossy leaves all year round.