Hi! This is my first post on the forum so apologies in advance if there is already info somewhere on this topic! I am trying to pick a climbing rose and being in Nebraska will naturally limit my choices. Basically, I've got the backside of a metal garage that faces southeast - and I am thinking of putting a trellis there to grow a rose or 2 or 3 on it (and perhaps interplant with clematis). Now, I am a pretty lazy gardener, and I like wildlife, and I don't like chemicals ... so naturally I want dead hardy, grown on its own roots, disease resistant ... and really pretty hips would be a plus as well. (I know ... not asking for much). Since this will be mostly to hide that ugly garage, I don't think fragrance is quite as important as color. I don't really care for red, but just about any other color would be great. My thought is that finding a suitable rose will be much more difficult than a clematis ... so I figure I'll pick the rose first and then consider clematis (but if you have any combos to suggest please do!). Suggestions for roses I should consider? I am completely open to single-petal varieties and bicolors - and possibly even a shrub rose if it would get to be in the 6 to 8 foot tall range ... but I'd rather something that will actually try to cover a trellis to 14 foot.
If people think I'm asking for trouble trying to do a climbing rose with that orientation and against that garage ... then I can figure something else out for the trellis (like honeysuckle or akebia) and will just take suggestions for roses to plant in a more suitable spot. Just to make it more interesting ... there is filtered shade mostly in the morning from nearby ponderosa pines.
If anyone has tried any other deciduous vines interplanted with roses (akebia or honeysuckle or kiwi) I'd like to hear how that went. I'm guessing they would all be too vigorous, but hey - I like the idea of trying something new. Thanks in advance for suggestions!