Please help me choose a climbing rose
I'm a newbie to roses other than knockouts, but I do love to garden. I would like to get a climbing rose for the spot on the fireplace wall. The existing trellis will be removed and replaced with a new one on the wall. Zone 7, the spot gets afternoon sun around 1pm or so, and the soil is heavy clay which will be amended with peat moss and cow manure. I would like something very disease resistant. Oh and I thought pink would work best against the house color. What do you think? Would Laguna, Meteor or Parade work here, or do you have any other suggestions. I was set on getting Zephirine Drouhin until I did a little research and read about all of the black spot issues. Also, what size range would be best? I'd like it to go up the trellis but not take over the place. I'd really appreciate your help!