Grow in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Vining hybrids are best sited in locations where the flowering parts of the vine are in sun to part shade but the roots are shaded.Common name:
7.00 to 10.00 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
Collect ripe seed in the fall and plant in sterile seed starting mix, covering seeds with a thin layer of sand. Place the container into a zip lock polyethylene bag and place it outside in a shady spot (or a refrigerator) for several months during the winter so that they go through several freeze/thaw cycles. Sunlight:
Full Sun to Partial ShadeSoil:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- Until fairly recently, only a handful of clematis cultivars were readily available in the U.
- Some of these traditional favorites include Jackmanii, General Sikorski, Henryi and Comtesse de Bouchard.
- But clematis have become a hugely popular perennial, and today, the average local garden center offers dozens of different choices.
When selecting a clematis for your garden, you ll want to think about a couple things, which include its mature height, flower form and color.
it takes between 12-36 months for clematis seeds to germinateCare:
- Clematis vary in their need for pruning.
- Some types flower on last year s vines, so you want to avoid cutting them to the ground in the spring.
- Others flower on current-year vines, so they don t mind being cut to the ground each year.
Rather than driving yourself crazy trying to keep track of the ideal pruning technique for each cultivar, try this common-sense approach: leave the prior year s growth in place until mid-spring.
- Begin pruning only when you can see which vines are dead and which ones are starting to leaf out.
Clematis can be trained to climb a wall, trellis, fence, arbor, porch, lamppost or other stationary structure. They provides good architectural height and framework for small gardens. They can also be planted to sprawl over and through shrubs, scramble over old stumps or simply as a ground cover in conjunction with other flowering perennials. Containers.UseNote:
No serious insect or disease problems.