Looking for suggestions on a smaller climbing plant
I have a small (4ft tall by 3ft wide) metal arch trellis that I just cleared off and I'm hoping to put something in the ground to cover it that won't entirely pull it down (it's metal, but could easily be pulled down by something too heavy). There is already a small rose plant nearby and I have a lot of experience maintaining rose gardens, so I was thinking something like a Zephirine Drouhin or other climbing rose would be nice, as the trellis is just against a low fence and gets full sun a majority of the day, but I wasn't sure if the thinner metal would be enough to support it, or what varieties would be best in a North Seattle suburban climate. I've tried growing jasmine here before and, man, did that not work. Would I be better off getting as hardy a Bougainvillea I can find, or is there something comparable? I swear I know how to garden, I've just never had to put in a climbing plant and I don't want to choose something ridiculously ill-equipped. Any tips on establishing would be great, too! Thanks!