Will this clematis survive?
I purchased two clematis in early May from a very reputable vendor. Both type 3s. One arrived with gorgeous roots. I planted it right away and it is already growing very well.
The other one did not really have a good root system. Just not a lot of roots there. I planted it anyway and cut it back to the first set of leaves. There was not that much top growth anyway. I notified the vendor that the root system did not look that strong.
So now it has been planted for about three weeks. The set of leaves died off and there has not been any growth visible. This leaves two vines sticking out,which do not necessarily look dead, but I don't know, they could be.
I am hoping that the roots are just growing right now but with my limited experience, I don't know what to expect. Any suggestions?