Perfect in Pairs: Climbing roses and clematis

The quintessential combo: climbing roses with clematis scampering through, over and around. Do try this at home.

At the Idaho Botanical Gardens, we used New Dawn roses (plus purple Japanese Wisteria) with General Sikorski and Etoile Violette clematis.

New Dawn roses on pergola at the Idaho Botanical Gardens
New Dawn roses on pergola at the Idaho Botanical Gardens

New Dawn, clematis, wisteria, sandstone, Ponderosa pine pergola: in the desert

Here’s another combo I want to try:

Golden Showers with Etoile Violette
Golden Showers with Etoile Violette

from White Flower Farm.