New to clems....planting to grow with a rose?
Hello everyone. I'm new to clematis but am in love. I bought a cute little bell-shaped one last year from Brushwood and this year bought 4 more; Huldine, Purpurea Plena Elegans, recta Purpurea, and Rooguchi.
I'm thinking I'm going to plant the Rooguchi to grow up a hybrid perpetual rose I have (Baron Girod de l'Ain, upright and narrow growth habit). I thought it'd make a perfect support for Rooguchi plus it's in full sun and on a corner with lots of air circulation.
My understanding is Rooguchi will have to be tied somewhat. Correct? And where exactly do I plant the clem? Near the rose? At the base? Behind it? In front of it?