Which clems to combine with a white rose?

pandy(10sFL)March 23, 2009

Ok. I know this sounds kind of simple butttttt...Im growing Prosperity on the north side of my house along some railings of my porch. This is in a huge pot. I want to put two clems in their own pots to go with this. I was thinking of Nellr Moser as one but the other has me stomped. I have been thinking of Florida Seiboldi, Rooguchi, Betty Corning, Comtesse de Bouchaud..any ideas? Opinions??



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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

I like softer shades, pastels, with white. Betty Corning and a soft pink around a white rose sounds good to me.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2009 at 1:09PM
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nckvilledudes(7a NC)

I would ditch any of the type IIs in the hotter climates. They tend to do miserable for me here in NC so I can't imagine how they would do in zone 10 Florida. I personally would like a darker shade with a white rose but that is just me. I would go with Etoile Violette or Polish Spirit. If I had to choose between the ones you listed, I too would choose Betty Corning because of her vigor and fragrance.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2009 at 5:29PM
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kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)

How about Niobe, Sunset, or Etoile Violette? All are bold, and a great contrast to the white roses. I think they are for your zone 10 too.


    Bookmark   March 23, 2009 at 7:51PM
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cattjovi(GA 8b)

I have The President growing with Souvenir de la Malmaiso on a umbrella trellis and it's amazing.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2009 at 9:19PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Viticella venosa violacea, with it's white markings would be gorgeous.

Here is a link that might be useful: VVV

    Bookmark   March 24, 2009 at 1:01PM
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thanks all!! I currently have Polish Spirit growing with Dublin Bar=y (red) and Niobe is with Graham Thomas (yellow). I have EV awaiting a new home and forgot to mention Perle d Azure also waiting.


    Bookmark   March 24, 2009 at 6:34PM
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carolfm(z7upstate SC)

Rooguchi. Mine blooms from spring until fall.


    Bookmark   March 25, 2009 at 11:17AM
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Thanks Carol..my baby R blooms pretty well.

Hi there btw :)


    Bookmark   March 25, 2009 at 6:16PM
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Hi Mari, I haven't yet been able to grow Rooguchi but I like the idea of Betty Corning. Prosperity should cluster beautifully with the blue flowers floating through. I have Betty Corning growing with Mme. Alfred Carriere and it's lovely, but definitely not a high-contrast look. I'd think that Polish Spirit and The President are too vigorous for the hybrid musk, but I like the idea of high contrast, especially if you're going for a smaller flower than the rose blooms. I think Carole may be right on with Rooguchi. Would love to see pictures when they mature.

YMMV but I found that Nelly Moser looked really muddy near pink or white.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2009 at 8:21AM
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Thanks Suze...I hadnt thought of the muddy thing!!Hmmmmm.

Lovely pic btw..I love MAC..still trying to grow it here but mine took a round up hit..wahh


    Bookmark   March 27, 2009 at 8:10PM
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virakech(z5 Ohio)

POLISH Pride gets my vote too. It's such a nice deep violet - also, a plus is it is pointed, which is the opposite of the rounded ruffly petals of a rose.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2009 at 9:42PM
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