When to Fertilize a Clematis

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When you run out of horizontal space in your garden, there is always room for clematis. The plant is a vine that is known to gardeners as the queen of the climbers. Clematis will grow well up trellises with very little training and produces large blossoms in a showy display. Types There are three basic…


Evergreen Clematis Plants & Flowers

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Evergreen clematis, also known as Clematis armandii, is not as well known as deciduous clematis. But this plant certainly deserves recognition for its ability to climb upward of 20 feet on walls, arbors and trees. Its dark green glossy leaves remain evergreen year-round, giving it its name. Evergreen clematis flowers fragrantly adorn the vine in…


Types of Clematis Vines

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Clematis vines are vigorous climbers. They are adapted to growing in the shade but will take advantage of any structure to climb towards the sun. Clematis will climb shrubs, trees, garage or shed walls and any type of arbor, pergola or fence. They are heavy vines and must be grown with adequate support, someplace where…


When to Transplant Clematis Flowers

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Clematis is a beautiful, climbing woody vine that produces abundant blossoms in a variety of colors. Once established, clematis needs only a minimum of care to continue blooming year after year. Most popular varieties are the Jackman clematis, which produces large, deep purple flowers, and the Japanese clematis which produces profuse small white flowers. Transplanting…


How to Grow Clematis – a Beautiful, Colorful Climber

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Clematis grows easily in a rich, porous, alkaline soil with lots of room for the roots to spread. The best performance is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, so apply a generous mulch. It’s a very reliable performer once it’s well established, but they take a couple of seasons…


How to Grow Clematis

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Clematis is a wonderful vine because it includes many different varieties that can grow in many conditions and flourish with beautiful flowers, but doesn’t take up a large amount of room in the garden. Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions things you’ll need: Clematis plant Shovel Organic material such as compost or peat moss Bonemeal Choose a…


How to Trim a Clematis

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Clematis are popular for their large, colorful flowers. Different varieties bloom at different times throughout the year and should be trimmed only in the season in which they bloom. Clematis are broken out into three groups for pruning purposes: early-flowering, late-flowering and large-flowered cultivars. Early-flowering clematis bloom in April and May, late-flowering varieties bloom from…


How to Plant Clematis in Autumn

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Clematis can be grown as either a ground cover or a vine. If a vine is what you want, determine the type of support system you will provide and install it before planting. Clematis clings to the support with small petioles, so a wire-type support is preferred. Although spring is the ideal time to plant…


How to Prune Clematis Rooguchi

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Gardeners who enjoy growing vertical vines with prolific blossoms often enjoy adding one of the many clematis varieties to a sunny growing spot. Although many clematis varieties will climb a vertical structure, others ramble along walls or between structures with thick foliage and showy blossoms. Clematis Rooguchi is an energetic, non-climbing clematis variety with lavender…


How to Dry Clematis Flowers

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Drying summer flowers is one way of extending the season’s colorf into winter. You’ll find different methods of dehydrating blooms to preserve them. A simple technique is to hang a loosely tied bouquet upside down in a dark, cool location. Another is to dip the flowers in silica gel. For clematis, West Virginia University Extension…


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