I plan to plant the Kaen, Bees Jubilee and Carnaby on the same trellis behind a fountain. In fact, I planted the Kaen and Bees Jubilee today. I'll add the Carnaby when I received the next order. I've moved a Bowl of Beauty peony to that area and plan to add another peony on the other side of the fountain. And I'm planting Dianthus Pop Star in front of the fountain.
In another previous post, I asked for advice on what colors of clematis to plant with my coral and peach roses. Based on the advice received, I plan to plant 1 purple and 1 white clematis on each of 3 very narrow wrought iron trellises. (They were actually porch posts in a former life.) I'd really like advice on which purple (Rhapsody, Kasugai and Trikatrei) to plant with which whites (Yukiokoshi, Alba Luxurians and Shirayukihime). This is when I really wish I could post pictures since I'm asking for help. Help, Pirl, you are so good at making those collages.
I originally planned to plant my Kiri Te Kanawa there. In fact I did today but have decided to move it to another area. I think it will look better to have all purple clematis in the rose bed. At least, based on the pictures on the website, the other 3 look closer to the same color.
Actually I'm trying to decide whether to plant the Kiri or the Niobe in the other area where I have a Japanese Maple, red Knockout Rose, Black Scallop ajuga and blue-eyed grass (newly planted from Santa Rosa). I thought the Kiri might look good with the blue-eyed grass, plus I'm thinking about adding either 1-2 Savia verticillata Purple Rain or 1-3 Salvia lyrate Purple Knockout to that area, depending on room. But it seems like the Niobe would look good in this area, too. Which should I plant there?
I will be adding the Polish Spirit to the chain link fence in my purple bed. I have a couple of Jackmanni there, but they have not done well at all.
I plan to plant the 2 montanas in front of our new 6' cedar fence (facing the front yard/street). The fence does have 3.5" gaps between the boards, so you don't feel completely confined. The Grandiflora will be on east side of the house facing north. The Rubens will be on the west side of the house, also facing north. The fence on the east side is probably at least twice as wide as the one on the west site. (The driveway with an automatic gate is on the west side.) I would prefer not to use a trellis on either of these clematis. I read somewhere about stringing a wire every so many inches to create a grid to provide a structure for vines to climb on. Since both of these clematis grow so large, I would like them to "cover" the fence, but I don't want all of the growth/flowers to go to the top. I'd rather have a living wall. Has anyone ever tried this or seen it? Any advice?
I still don't know where I am going to put the Gravetye Beauty or Patricia Ann Fretwell. And, of course, I'll still have figure out where to put either the Kiri or Niobe.
I was thinking of planting the Gravetye Beauty to scramble up an Euonymous hedge behind my red flower bed. Then I read the post about trimming the shub, and this hedge needs frequent trimming to keep it in check. I just couldn't help myself. I love red. That's the same reason I had to have the Niobe, too.
And I couldn't resist the Patricia Ann Fretwell because it looked so unusual. I do have a pink bed, so I may be able to find a place for it there. Would it absolutely be overwhelmed by the montana Rubens if I wanted to plant it in front of the Rubens? I have a couple of other pink clematis that don't show much where they are and aren't doing well either. I don't think they are getting enough water. Could they be moved to the same bed with the Rubens, too?