Done flowering - now what?

seattlegardenerApril 15, 2010

I have an evergreen clematis - armandii?? (the one with long leathery leaves). It is through flowering and the vine is now full of the flower stems only. Can I cut or snap these stems off to tidy it up?

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Yes, you can deadhead the spent flower stems.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2010 at 11:53AM
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mamoo2_5

I also remove the flowered stems & then fertilize. I fertilize once a month through the growing season. In fall I apply some root stimulator to my young clematis.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 10:07AM
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