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How To Plant Clematis
Once established, clematis will generally look after themselves. They
do however, need to be pampered in their first two years if they are to
give of their best. Care in how you plant clematis will go a long way to
getting them off to a good start.
||Clematis can be planted at any time of the year when there is moisture
in the soil. The best times are in late
or mid-spring. Clematis
like cool and moist conditions around their roots, so water well for the
first six months or so after planting.
need to be supported and the diagram below shows how a clematis should
be planted against a wall. Note that the top of the plant is 15cm
(6in) or so below ground level. This will encourage new shoots to grow
from the base of the plant. Note also that the clematis is planted 45cm
(18in) or so away from the wall to allow moisture to reach the roots.
clematis to grow up a wigwam or other structure will follow all the
basic rules above. The only slight difference being how the clematis is attached
to the support.
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Date posted: November 05, 2011 - 04:56 pm
Message: Diane....I live in Canada and have the president clematis, in winter minus 30c at night & some day's no warmer than minus 20c, mine survived last winter just fine, i figure if it survived as a 1st year plant it should be fine now, bear in mind probably 3 feet of snow on it though, i do mulch all my clematis in October
Name: Diane McMullen
Date posted: September 16, 2011 - 07:09 am
Message: I have been given a President clematis we live in an area that can get quite cold in winter - a bit of a frost pocket. Is it possible to plant this in a container? and what soil/compost do we use. Thank you
Name: Patricia Archer
Date posted: August 28, 2010 - 05:08 am
Message: Have brought two young clematis plants. Need to grow them in pots. Their names are:- The President and Ernest Markham. Many Thanks.