Training Etoile Violette?

llink2April 28, 2009

I have three brand new Etoile Violette. I have planted them with climing roses. Should I train the clematis horizontially, like the roses? Does doing so increase bloom? Or should I just keep spreading out the vines in a more or less fan shape?

Thanks,

Lori

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

You don't have to worry about training horizontally like the roses. Clems tend to go up as far as they can and then flop back down onto themselves.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 12:18PM
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nckvilledudes(7a NC)

Just realize that Polish Spirit can become a monster. Hope you gave them plenty of room to spread out. I wouldn't see why whether they would grow vertically or horizontally would affect the bloom intensity.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 5:28PM
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