Pair up Roses and Clematis

Pair up Roses and Clematis

Pairing up Roses and Clematis can create a beautiful display that will flower for many months of the year, bringing colour and vibrancy to your garden and to wildlife. Roses and Clematis grow well together and look very pretty and when you get the combination right, your pergola, arches and trellis can be a riot of colour and scents.  

Colour combination when you pair up Roses and Clematis

When deciding which Rose and Clematis you would like to grow perhaps a good place to start is to consider the colours you'd like in your garden. Would you like them to be the same colour or would you prefer completely different colours such as pink and yellow? Perhaps a light Rose and a darker Clematis for a stunning contrast.

  • For similar colours, try Rose ‘Albertine’, a rambling rose with Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’.
  • For a big burst of pink or for contrasting colours, try climbing bright pink rose ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ with the dark purple of Clematis ‘Polish Spirit’.

Pair up Roses and Clematis for flowering at the same time

If you are looking for the 'wow' factor, then plant varieties that will bloom together for a stunning display. If you grow climbing roses with your clematis, they will most likely need pruning at the same time, which can save a job, plus climbing roses repeat flower. Of course, you could always choose different flowering times to extend the flowering period. If you would like a combination that will flower together, try Rose ‘The Generous Gardener’ with Clematis ‘Madame Julia Correvon’ or Clematis ‘Henryi’ with Rose ‘Iceberg’.

Go with more than one of each when you pair up Roses and Clematis

There are no rules as long as you have the space, so why not choose a couple of different Clematis to grow with your Roses and extend the flowering and colour for as long as you possibly can. You could grow two or three Clematis with one Rose for a real show-stopper display. Don’t forget to ensure there is something for them to climb up that is well secured as the weight of two or

more climbers can be a lot! 

Pair up Roses and Clematis with the right supports 

When you've decided on your combination, secure trellis tightly to your walls, fix the pergola well or make sure you have strong arches. Anything these pair can climb will be their home for many years. You may also need some ties or string - so be prepared!

Consider planting the roses and clematis where you'll catch their beautiful heady scents to perfect a warm summer evening in the garden.

Lakeside has a great selection of clematis for you to choose from - call in and see us today.