Clematis (Guernsey Cream) Buds already?

gardenbug(8b)February 11, 2012

Zone 8b, Fraser Valley, BC

Today I noticed that my Guernsey Cream has about 6 buds already at the base. It is currently planted in the ground and I want to move this to a large container so it will grow up my Obelisk. Should I be doing this now or wait? Thanks everyone.

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pmermakov(Zone 6 (OH))

If it were me, I would leave GC alone and go buy a new clematis from your local garden center in a gallon sized pot or bigger, to grow up the obelisk. If you cannot buy locally, Silver Star Vinery ships clematis with big roots, that will more than likely bloom the first year.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2012 at 1:07PM
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gardenbug(8b)

Thank you pmfermakov. Can I ask why you would leave it?

    Bookmark   February 14, 2012 at 1:22PM
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pmermakov(Zone 6 (OH))

If I did not like the current location and the clematis was still small, then I would consider potting it up. Another point to consider is how if you keep dirt around the roots, then the dirt will be in the pot with potting soil. I guess that might not be a terrible thing, but I do not like the idea. Anyway, it is just my opinion. Good Luck!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2012 at 4:30PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I've moved plenty with no problems.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 4:34PM
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