Archived Gardening Message Boards

Topic: Flowers & Ornamental Plants

<< Back to message boards home
<< Back to Flowers & Ornamental Plants

View Thread:
Rose & clematis

Rose & clematis
Posted by Laurie Brown from ID, Z4 on 2001-03-27 21:45:23

I just read the article on pairing roses and clematis, but still have a question that has been eluding me for years.

In our area (Z4) most of the large-flowered clematis's die to the ground each year and grow completely new vines. They grow great, but the old, brown vines, with all their tendrils, are wretched to get out of a trellis. I don't even want to THINK about getting it out of a thorny rose!

How have other people dealt with this? I would dearly love to have some of these pairings.
  • Roses and clematis
    Posted by Ann from Il z5 on 2001-03-28 14:51:20

    Quoting Laurie Brown: ------------
    -I just read the article on pairing roses and clematis, but still have a question that has been eluding me for years.

    -In our area (Z4) most of the large-flowered clematis's die to the ground each year and grow completely new vines. They grow great, but the old, brown vines, with all their tendrils, are wretched to get out of a trellis. I don't even want to THINK about getting it out of a thorny rose!

    -How have other people dealt with this? I would dearly love to have some of these pairings.

    Roses and clematis

Donate Today

The Garden in Every School Initiative

Shop Our Holiday Catalog

— ADVERTISEMENTS —