How to plant Clematis

How to plant Clematis

Planting a clematis vine is a wonderful way of adding cool greenery and luscious flowers in your garden without sacrificing valuable space. Clematis is perfect for covering bare areas on your house, garage walls, tall fences, arbours and gazebos. Their rich colours and varied bloom times enable the gardener to have masses of colour from early spring to late fall.

How to plant Clematis

Planting a clematis vine is a wonderful way of adding cool greenery and luscious flowers in your garden without sacrificing valuable space. Clematis is perfect for covering bare areas on your house, garage walls, tall fences, arbours and gazebos. Their rich colours and varied bloom times enable the gardener to have masses of colour from early spring to late fall.

Location

Clematis will grow in most locations, even on a bright north wall, but prefer four or more hours of sun each day.  The east side of the house is generally preferred.


How to Plant

Planting and first year care is critical to the plants success. Clematis requires well-drained, deep rich soil with plenty of water and regular feedings of Plant Prod’s 15-30-15 or 20-20-20. Proper planting and soil preparation with ensure years of enjoyment.

•Dig hole 18” deep and wide. If planting next to a wall, plant at least 9” away.

•Loosen soil at bottom of hole and add bone meal.

•If you have clay, dig as much out as possible and place 2-3” of gravel in bottom of hole for drainage

•Add mixed topsoil and water well.

•Place plant in the hole so that 6-8” of the stem (including the crown) will be below the soil level. Fill hole with remaining mixed top soil and water again.

Extra Tips

NOTE: Clematis love sun but require ‘cold feet’. Place rocks, mulch or plant low perennials in front of the vine to shade the root system.

Winter Care:  Large flowering clematis must be mulched heavily for winter protection. Mulch can consist of leaves or peat moss. Placing an open-ended box over the vine and filling it with mulch will ensure mulch does not blow away. It is safe to remove mulch in spring when the buds on the trees in your yard begin to open. Be sure to watch for our usual late frosts.

How to plant Clematis

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How to plant Clematis

December 31, 2021

Planting a clematis vine is a wonderful way of adding cool greenery and luscious flowers in your garden without sacrificing valuable space. Clematis is perfect for covering bare areas on your house, garage walls, tall fences, arbours and gazebos. Their rich colours and varied bloom times enable the gardener to have masses of colour from early spring to late fall.

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