There’s nothing like a brightly colored vertical flowering plant like clematis to add variety to a garden. Known for their long blooming season, these hardy climbing plants can quickly cover an arbor or trellis and can even be encouraged to wrap around shrubs and bushes. Clematis is a hardy plant that will grow almost anywhere under a variety of conditions, although most varieties prefer several hours of sunlight during the day. Although they are easy to care for, clematis plants are susceptible to stem damage if they are not securely fastened.
Saving the actual broken clematis piece is not really possible. New growth on a blooming plant is usually rapid although the plant may not reach its usual height for the year. Since older woody stems seem to make the plant more susceptible to breaking, be sure to remove old growth annually. If the break occurs during the summer or during a dry period, be sure the plant is adequately watered to promote new growth.