How to Prune Clematis Armandii

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Fast-growing clematis armandii can reach heights of up to 20 feet, though gardeners can keep the vines smaller through annual pruning. This plant grows best in partial shade and requires a trellis for support. Clematis armandii grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 8 to 10 and produces either white or pink flowers. Since…


How to Grow Vitalba Clematis

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Vitalba clematis, more commonly known as old man’s beard, is a vine that’s native to Africa, Europe and Asia. It flowers profusely throughout the growing season, producing small white blooms with yellow centers. The blooms are followed by feathery, white seed heads, which inspired the plant’s common name. Vitalba clematis grows quickly and can reach…


How to Water a Clematis

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Clematis vines twist and climb up fences, trellises and other supports, providing consistent foliage coverage throughout the summer. They blossom in a variety of colors and flower forms, with some varieties blooming in spring and others throughout summer and fall. Once established, the vines require only routine maintenance to grow well. Proper watering is necessary,…


How to Split a Clematis

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The clematis, a perennial vine from the buttercup family, thrives in USDA Hardiness zones 3 and higher. Ohio State University notes that the woody deciduous clematis is regaining popularity as an attractive yet rugged vining plant for growing in the home garden. Propagate the woody vine by taking softwood cuttings in late spring from new,…


How to Prune Ville De Lyon Clematis

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Maturing at up to 10 feet tall and about 3 feet wide, the climbing stems of the Ville de Lyon clematis bear bright rosy magenta flowers with yellow-anthered centers in midsummer. Horticulturists classify this cultivar as a Group 3 clematis, which means it is a large, late-flowering selection that blooms on current season growth. The…


How to Prune Clematis Jackmanii

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Clematis are climbing flowering vines native to China, Japan and parts of Europe. The clematis jackmanii is a hybrid of clematis from China and Europe that can grow up to 10 feet in a single growing season. It needs full sun to partial shade but its roots should be kept in shade or mulched over…


How to Grow Nelly Moser Clematis

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The Nelly Moser clematis is a large-flowered hybrid. It blooms in the middle of June on shorts stems from the growth of the year before. This clematis blooms again in the late summer months, although these blooms are often smaller. The Nelly Moser grows to heights of 8 feet and its pale rosy mauve blooms…


How to Hang Clematis

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Clematis climbs in a different manner than many other vines, so special considerations are needed for attachment. The leaf petioles twist around available supports, giving the plant an anchor point to continue upward growth. This method of attachment means that if the diameter of the support structure is too large, the leaf cannot wrap around…


How to Plant Clematis on a Fence

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Some people refer to it as Old Man’s Beard or Traveler’s Joy, however, this member of the Ranunculaceae genus is best known as clematis. Choose clematis plants from all three cultivar groups to enjoy the color of flowers from spring to fall and the visual texture of vines and seed heads throughout the year. Clematis…


How to Treat Clematis Leaf Wilt

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Clematis leaf wilt, also known as Clematis leaf and stem spot, is a fungal infection that affects the Clematis vining plant. The infection attacks the plant low in the stem, preventing the plant from transmitting water and nutrients through the vine. The vine and leaves droop, brown and eventually fall off. Even after leaf wilt…


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