new clematis is 'clump' of root with one shoot w/no green growth
I just bought a new clematis 'plant' at Home Depot. It was sealed in a dark plastic bag and upon taking it out, it was essentially a small ball of 'roots', with one growth shoot coming from it. The shoot does not appear very 'alive'....there was no green growth on it at all.
Nonetheless I planted and watered it and am waiting to see what happens. Is this common for this type of plant...that you get it bareroot and er...I guess you'd call it 'dormant' perhaps? Should I necessarily be concerned that there was no green growth when I opened up the package?