Why Won’t My Clematis Bloom?

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Whether sprawling over a fence or scrambling through rose bushes, few garden plants are as beautiful as clematis vines (Clematis spp.). It’s frustrating when they don’t bloom as expected. Improper Pruning Prune clematis at the wrong time and you remove the flower buds. As a general rule of thumb, spring-blooming clematis plants are pruned after…


How to Store Bare-Root Clematis

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Clematis is a flowering vine, in bloom from May until October. With more than 250 species and more than 5,000 cultivars, there is a clematis for every garden need. Depending upon variety, the flowers come in different shapes, sizes and colors. Because the roots are somewhat fragile, most clematis are sold in containers. You may,…


A Guide to Pruning Clematis

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Clematis plants are flowering vines that are popular because they are easy to grow and provide vertical interest around a home. There are approximately 250 species of clematis in the world as well as many hybrids. Pruning clematis can improve the plant’s structure and make it seem bushier. But clematis pruning can be a confusing…


Should I Prune a Clematis?

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Most clematis varieties are straightforward to prune. Clematises fall into three main groups and pruning requirements will depend on when they flower. Those that flower in the winter and spring do not need routine pruning. Summer flowering clematises need a little pruning to remove the end of the shoots and dead growth. Hybrid clematises that…


Insects On Clematis

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A woody vine, clematis comprises approximately 250 species. Some varieties grow as deciduous specimens and others as evergreens. Once established, the clematis has the ability to thrive with few pests. One plant has the capability of producing up to 100 blossoms in a season. Some varieties attain a height of up to 20 feet, but…


How to Prune a Purple Clematis Jackmanii

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Clematis jackmanii is one of the easiest of all clematis to grow. It grows 10 to 20 feet tall and puts on a show of 4-inch, dark, violet-purple, abundant flowers in mid-summer. Jackmanii is one of the oldest selections of clematis hybrids, discovered in 1863 by clematis hybridizers George Jackman and his son, George Jackman…


How to Take Cuttings From Clematis

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Whether you grow large, summer blooming clematis or smaller, fall-blooming types, clematis are spectacular vines that are appropriate in a variety of landscaping settings. Clematis work well on fences or patios to create privacy, or rambling over a trellis or mailbox. Once you plant one clematis, you will probably want more. Clematis grow slowly from…


How to Root Sweet Autumn Clematis

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Sweet Autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora) is an aptly named clematis cultivar. With fragrant, white, star-shaped flowers, Sweet Autumn fills the garden with a heavenly scent from late summer to autumn. Sweet Autumn grows rapidly and will cover a support structure with 20 foot-long vines in one season. Considered invasive in some regions, it is best…


How to Get Clematis to Bloom

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Clematis are hardy vines with beautiful, showy flowers. Clematis bloom on old wood, making pruning crucial to achieving the best possible blooms each season. Three different blooming habits exist within the clematis family and each needs to be pruned at a specific time to achieve the very best blooms for the coming year. When planted…


How to Propagate Clematis

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Clematis is a woody deciduous vine that will wrap its tendrils around a trellis or fence. Clematis includes more than 250 species with a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and blooming times. All clematis types boast showy flowers, some as large as 10 inches in diameter. Some clematis are hardy enough to survive cold weather…


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