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A Super Climbing Duo with Crimson Roses and Purple Clematis

Planting Roses, Rose Gardening, Designing with Roses, English Roses


With its rich purple blooms, Clematis Etoile Violette' is a favorite among many gardeners, especially in combination with repeat-flowering climbing Roses. Here this pretty Clematis partners magnificently with the crimson Rose 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'. Bred by David Austin, this English Rose enjoys a strong old rose fragrance, which will hang beautifully in the air! Enjoy!

Climbing roses and clematis are perfect companions. They happily share the same arch or trellis, both reaching for the sun. They have the same natural needs, require the same growing conditions and benefit from the same fertilizers. They often are of similar sizes with the result that neither swamps the other. They also complement one another. While the fragrance is rare in Large Flowered clematis, it is fairly common in roses. When combined, they often look many times more beautiful than on a standalone basis.

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Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises , Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Clematis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses


Top picture is courtesy of T.Kiya

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises , Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Clematis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses


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