Vines and Climbers forum: Need advice on choosing a vine/climber

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clifton, n.j. (Zone 7a)
Jun 4, 2016 7:18 PM CST
I have a very old,ornate wrought-iron garden arch that I need to choose a vine/climber for. I want something that grows quickly, can withstand winter snows ( zone 7a), has lots of color & is unusual enough to be really eye-catching. Oh, and it needs to be a perennial. All suggestions will be much appreciated.
Name: Betty
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Jun 9, 2016 6:14 PM CST
How tall is the gate? A clematis might work they come in different heights and are perennial plus there is a wide selection of different colors. Most perennials take a couple of seasons to get established although you live in a warmer climate so they might take off faster for you.
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