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Good idea? Pink Jasmine and climbing rose?

Posted by mehetabelle z8/9 CA (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 18, 06 at 14:37

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


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RE: Good idea? Pink Jasmine and climbing rose?

I think pink Chilean jasmine do not have strong fragrance.


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thorns on rose?

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 10F (-12C)

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


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RE: Good idea? Pink Jasmine and climbing rose?

  • Posted by jimshy z7 Brooklyn, NY (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 21, 06 at 11:20

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


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RE: Good idea? Pink Jasmine and climbing rose?

Jim,

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



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RE: Good idea? Pink Jasmine and climbing rose?

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?


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RE: Good idea? Pink Jasmine and climbing rose?

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?


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RE: Good idea? Pink Jasmine and climbing rose?

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.


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