Best clematis to grow with MAC climbing rose
Hi! I have a Madame Alfred Carrierre (sp) rose in its third year growing on an arbor that is 10ftx20ft. I would like to plant a purple clematis to grow through it, but have no idea which I should choose. I live in zone 9a. I think I would prefer pruning group 1 because they don't need regular pruning? Is that correct? Any suggestions would be most appreciated and thanks so much! Also, I should mention that the sprinkler from the yard sprays this bed, which is probably why my rose has no leaves on her lower legs. :)
Will that be a huge problem?