Moving a weakly rooted clematis
I bought a Jackmanii Clematis two years ago that looked dead-ish in its pot but being that I got it for really cheap I planted it anyways. The first year it didn't grow much and only gave me 3 or 4 blooms (back then I didn't know about planting it 4" deep). The following Year I moved it from it's temporary spot to a "permanent spot", and at that time the dirt around the root ball crumbled as I tried to carefully transplant it. I still didn't know about the 4" rule. This Spring I want to plant a Nelly Moser in the Spot of the Jackmanii as I need a blooming plant there in the Spring as everything else in that spot is summer or fall flowering. I want to move the Jackmanii to a (seriously, I promise) permanent spot in the back yard. My question is wether the poor thing would survive another transplant and if there are any precausions I should take. I really don't want to loose the poor guy. Thanks!