Good idea? Pink Jasmine and climbing rose?

mehetabelle(z8/9 CA)February 18, 2006

Is this a good idea?

One of my mature climbing antique roses has 2" thick canes with foliage only on top. The rose is healthy, but the canes look scary -- all those thorns.

I am thinking of planting a pink jasmine at the foot of the rose so it will climb into the canes and camouflage them a bit, especially now when the rose is bare.

Is this a good idea or too much competition for the rose? Or too much light/water for the jasmine?

--Mehetabelle

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
shic_2006(4a 5a)

I think pink Chilean jasmine do not have strong fragrance.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2006 at 2:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
shic_2006(4a 5a)

Mehetabelle,

Many people want thorn-less roses. Actually there are: Lady Banks' Rose (Rosa banksiae) is one such plant.

check out:
Rosa Banksiae 1

Rosa Banksiae 2

Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-33
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10°F (-12°C)

Heat Tolerance: Avoid afternoon sun in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Central and western China

Growth Habits: Evergreen climber, fast growing to 20 feet (6 m) or more. The "World's Largest Rose" (in Tombstone, Arizona) is a Lady Banks' Rose, and supported by 68 posts and spanning 70 feet (21 m)

Watering Needs: Drought tolerant, but does better with regular water.

Propagation: Cuttings

    Bookmark   February 19, 2006 at 4:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jimshy

Pink jasmine = jasminum x. stephanense? I've never smelled much scent from this one, and there are a bunch that'd be hardy in your zone.

Here are my thoughts:

1. They're vines; if one gets too ornery, you can just cut it back.

2. If the bloom times overlap, they have to look and smell good together -- white is probably a better blend with other colors than pink, but hey, it's a personal thing!

3. As long as both plants have enough root run, and you're good about watering, you should be OK.

If you go for it, send a pic with blooms, it sounds like a neat idea!

Jim

    Bookmark   February 21, 2006 at 11:20AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
shic_2006(4a 5a)

Jim,

Chilean jasmine is Mandevilla Laxa. They are not real jasmine. See linked images.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2006 at 10:33AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nomadic(z8 PNW)

Hi Mehetabelle,
Sounds like a good idea. Pink jasmine (I presume you are referring to J. polyanthum) is not that fastidious so I guess it won't be a problem. I'm sure there will be an interesting mix of scents, too. Another idea would be honeysuckle (Goldflame)although it is supposed to be deciduous?

    Bookmark   February 24, 2006 at 1:29AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mehetabelle(z8/9 CA)

Hi, I am referring to J. Polyanthum. Very fragrant, easy to grow and propagate. Wonder if the roots are deep enough to compete with the rose? What climbing, fragrant vine has shallow roots?

    Bookmark   March 11, 2006 at 1:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I have Clematis combined with my climbing roses with no problems at all. I would not hesitate to combine with J. polyanthum if it was reliably hardy here.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2006 at 5:16PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Randia ruiziana (Angel of the Night) flower bud?
I don't know but I sure hope so! I've been noticing...
Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)
' daphne odora'. Are they hard to keep alive as many say?
If they are not for you, especially in my climate zone...
meyermike_1micha
Fragrant book reviews!
I was all in love with my latest fragrant book that...
Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)
I'm looking for Aglaia odorata or Chloranthus spicatus.
Hi, I live in Poland and I'm looking for Aglaia odorata...
8hydroxyquinoline
My Gardenia is dying because of spider mites,what to do?
Gardenia dying off below pic Ok to start with this...
Marwa Mars
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™