Ideas for fantastic Clematis Combos wanted!!

pmermakov(Zone 6 (OH))January 27, 2012

Hi, I would like to start a thread of photos and ideas you have implemented for great clematis combos. I'm especially interested in combining clematis with clematis, but also love the rose/clematis combo and other perennials as well. I just started collecting clematis in 2010, so most of mine are on the sleeping or creeping stage of things.

I saw the thread about "great clematis combos" and I was like, irish_rose_grower about being disappointed the photos were deleted. So, let us start a new thread filled with ideas and fantastic photos!!

When deciding on what to pair up with each other, I always stick with the same pruning requirements (2's with 2's and 3's with 3's). I really love going for color contrast! Other ideas I have read about are: Combining to extend the blooming period (early with mid or late season). Also, planting the same color, but two different forms and or size of flower.

A few that I am especially excited about having tried last year, but most I do not have photos of yet are:

Forever Friends with Romantika

Ashva with Cicciolina

Miss Bateman with Asao

Fireworks with Niobe

Blue Angel with Happy Birthday

Relections with Md Julia Correvon

Md Le Coultre with Venosa Viola

Betty Corning with Plena Elegans

Emila Plater with Ville de Lyon

Comtesse de Bouchaud with John Huxtable

Just a few photos I have so far that show combos:

Relections with Md Julia Correvon:

Emila Plater with Ville de Lyon:

Fireworks with Niobe blooming in liatris (blazing star):

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irish_rose_grower(z7 LI NY)

Oh what a great thread you started. Thanks:-)
I am so happy to see this and hope some of the folks here will give us some pics so we can see how lovely the combos look.

I'm going to pair:

Huldine with Jackmanii as i saw a pic here on GW and it was stunning...

I also read on GW that one person saw Hagley Hybrid and Rouge Cardinal and she said it was stunning.

I have Ville de Lyon, it is probably my favorite clem (I grow about 10 different ones, but after this season i should have more like 25).

There is a co-op on another garden website and the clematis are 3.90 ea. They are one year old sold in 2 1/2 " containers. I suppose they have to be babied the first year or two but i'm going to buy a bunch and pot them up and see how they do. I will then put them in the ground come fall.

I'm so excited about the upcoming gardening season. I think it's 53 days till Spring..yay!!

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 9:42PM
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Oooh, I'm excited about this thread...can't wait to see all the combos. My favorite is Huldine & Jackmanii. I also like Venosa Violacea & Comtesse de Bouchaud.

title="Comtesse de Bouchard & Venosa Violacea by cameragirl59, on Flickr">

I've also paired these and can't wait to take a pic:

Etoile Violette & Betty Corning
Huldine & Ville de Lyon
Blue Angel & Viola
Madame Baron & Huldine

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 9:59AM
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plantloverkat zone 9a north Houston(zone 9a)

Pmermakov, yours are lovely combinations. My favorite is Emila Plater with Ville de Lyon. I love the liatris combination as well as I am starting to think more about combinations involving plants other than clematis.

Bonitamariposa, I especially like the photo of Venosa Violacea with Comtesse de Bouchaud. Can you tell us which two varieties are in your last photo?

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 11:20AM
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I know for sure one of them is Comtesse but I'm not sure if the other variety is Ruutel or Rouge Cardinal.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 11:31AM
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Had previously posted this under the wrong thread :(

I've paired the following up and will post pictures this summer

Viola with Princess Diana

Barbara Harrington and Perle d'Azur

Ville de Lyon and Prince Charles

Perle d'Azur and Marie Cornelia

Emilia Plater and Madame Julia Correvon, looks especially good!

Ville de Lyon and Romantika

Florida Sieboldii with Barbara Harrington

Perle d'Azur with Comtesse de Bouchaud ... really prudy together!


    Bookmark   February 1, 2012 at 10:37PM
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All these clematis are stunning. I have Huldine and Jackmanii and they are beautiful together. Last year, I received a lot of nice compliments from some of my neighbors. I don't think I've ever seen a combination I didn't like. I absolutely love clematis!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2012 at 4:09AM
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pmermakov(Zone 6 (OH))

I thought it would be fun if who ever posted on this thread would be able to update further with photos of their favorite combos of clematis. I was able to take photos of the following ones:

Forever Friends with Romantika and blanket flower (my favorite combo):

Happy Birthday with Blue Angel:

Multi Blue with Liberation:

Prince Charles with Royal Velours:

Barbara Herrington with Luther Burbank:

Emila Plater, Etoile Violette, Huldine

Emila Plater with Ville de Lyon:

Huldine with Etoilte Violette

Daniel Deronda with Victoria Salvia:

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 4:44PM
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roseberri, z6(6)

most of my clematis are too young to display what I was hoping for. Here is one that needs to grow more, especially the rose, it is a combo of Ghislaine de Feligonde and John Howells Clematis.on the opposte side of the arch is Dortmund rose and Guernsey Cream but I dont have a good picture of them.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 12:11PM
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sandyl(Zone 6B -7)

I'm really liking John Howell's. He's popped up several time here on the forum lately. Is it really that RED?. I don't have any reds. Thinking I need to add it to my collection..

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 3:06PM
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pmermakov(Zone 6 (OH))

Roseberri, your John Howells is beautiful!

Sandyl, I just got John Howells last year, so only a few blooms. The color of red was similar to Gravetye Beauty. It is not a burgundy red or a fuchsia. I am looking forward to seeing it mature in my garden.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 4:27PM
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roseberri, z6(6)

Thank you ladies, all your combos are fantastic!, Yes my john Howells is that red I really like it because it blooms most of the summer, it a later type 3 in the picture it began
blooming in june and was still blooming in Sept/ Oct! It was only 2yrs old there! I put together a combo this past summer but will have to wait and see how it comes out,
Ramona, Clair de Lune and Varenne

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 9:40AM
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Etoile Violette and Don Juan CL

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 5:50AM
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roseberri, where did you buy John Howells ?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 8:25AM
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Longfei Yu

Rose "New dawn" and clematis "amethyst beauty"

Rose "Graham Thomas" (yellor) and "St. swithun" (pink white), and clematis "Francisca Maria"

Peony and clematis "The president"

Rose "Lady of shallot" and clematis "Daniel Daronda"

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 3:05PM
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Viola and Betty Corning, more pink than either of them are in real life. Viola is really a deep purple and Betty is a nice lavender.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 8:02PM
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This is one of my favorite combinations: Betty Corning and Etoile Rose.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 10:00AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

I have Viola and Betty Corning on one side of my deck. This is the second year and Betty is doing well but Viola is barely growing. The deck area is the only area that I haven't put fencing around the bottom of the clematis plants. Most are doing well but two are not. May have to reconsider and add some protection. To complicate matters there are two large trees in the area competing for water and nutrients.

Thanks all for sharing your photos.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 7:33PM
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Little Bas on Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond'.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 9:22PM
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kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)

Here's my favorite two, Beauty of Worcester and Ernest Markham! The almost hot pink and lovely purple of Ernest go so well and both bloom so abundantly for me!

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 11:12PM
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bloomorelse(Z4b NB Canada)

Love this kind of post. We get to see what combo's we like before we plant, although I don't have much more room for more.
I want to post some of mine that I took today, but don't see how to post more than 1 picture at a time.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 3:54PM
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bloomorelse(Z4b NB Canada)

Gonna try to post more than 1 picture at a time. If this doesn't work, could someone direct me to instructions on how to do that? I did a search on "how to post pictures" but found nothing.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 4:06PM
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bloomorelse(Z4b NB Canada)

Gonna see if this works using Photobucket.
A lot of these clems are on a long fence as you'll see in the last pic.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 12:58AM
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Stunning, Bloomorelse! It looks like the whole row goes well together.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 11:01PM
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