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Julia03 View Drop Down

Joined: 13 Sep 2008
Location: Gothenburg SE
Posts: 1
  Quote Julia03 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Suggestions??
    Posted: 13 Sep 2008 at 9:36am

Hello everyone!

The Swedish SCS website has closed down, unfortunately. Therefore I turn to your forum hoping to receive help choosing clematis to my rose!

I' about to build a 1/2-pergola for the rose Alexandre Girault. However, since
it is a once-flowering rose (ending in mid August) I want to accompany the rose with a clematis, preferably 2 blooming periods (spring and late autumn)
Any suggestions, someone! The height of the pillars are appr 2000 mm and width between the pillars appr 1200 mm. I live in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Thanks in advance!
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Peter Gooch View Drop Down

Joined: 02 Feb 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 32
  Quote Peter Gooch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Sep 2008 at 10:12am
Hi Julia,
Having been to Sweden a couple of times I think you might strugle with the large flowered type clematis which bloom twice.
My advice would be to go for a viticella like Polish Spirit which will flower on well after the rose has finished and probably until the first frosts come in the autumn. Others to try would be 'Blekitny Aniol',  'Black Prince', 'Venosa Violacea' and if your bold you could try a tangutica like 'Golden Tiara' or 'Lambton Park' which will in my opinion be a lovely compliment to the pink of this rose and continue on after the rose has finished.
I know pink and yellow is a no-no usually but I think they would be great.
Peter Gooch
Thorncroft Clematis Nursery
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