Rose & Clematis pairings
Hello everyone! I am generally a lurker on the rose forum and have recently bought my first house. I already have a rose addiction and I am turning to you, the experts for some enabling regarding clematis.
I have spent the past few days looking through old postings and have found that the best class of clematis to pair with roses is group 3.
I recently planted 2 Austins, Golden Celebration (yellow) and Heritage (soft pink) on either side of an arbor in front of my house & would like to add clematis to grow up the arbor. Can anyone recommend varieties that are good for newbies that would look good with those roses? I think 'Etoile Violette' is stunning.
When ordering, which online vendors have the most vigorous plants? How do they come shipped?
I am here to learn and would love any advice regarding growing clematis, both as companion plants with roses and in pots. What are some of your favorite rose & clematis pairings?
O.k. enable all you want...I am prepared.
Thanks in advance,