How slow to grow?
I orders a set of clematises (clematisai?) online. They are bareroot and trimmed back to about 14" (haven't seen them yet). One is a Warsaw Nike and the other is Diana's Delight - both type 2b (free bloomers, or so I'm told). I'm asking preemptively because I need to know where to place them based on how quickly they will grow.
Would a small plant like this flower in the first year? What about the second? If they are very vigorous I want to place them out front, if it's going to take a year or two to get past the scraggly stick phase and start to climb, I was thinking of starting placing them in pots this year or planting them in the back of the house. The backside of the house gets less low level sun because it's fenced - the top of the fence gets full sun, the base much less, so they would have shaded roots, if however they are slow, they may not get enough sun to grow well there until they are tall enough to reach up about 4-5 feet, thus putting them in pots so I can move them to good areas.