Walmart Clematis Bulbs?
Hello everyone! I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I have quickly become a clematis enthusiast to the point of annoying my wife with it a bit. I have 8 vines that I have planted in the last year or so around our home and I love them. This year I wanted to do two more and I decided to try these venosa violacea that I bought as a freeze dried (whatever it is) bulb/starter root from Walmart. They were cheaper then any other clematis in town at only $5 each and they were something different then what I had. I thought these purple beauties would look great in front of our burnt orange colored home. I planted them sometime mid May if not a bit earlier. One has sprouted about 3" the other appears yet to have done anything so far. I have watered them regularly. Both are in a decent amount of sun but not what I would call full sun. I have put some wood mulch chips around the base to keep the roots cool. All that to say, any one have any experience with these Walmart bagged root starters? And if so any thoughts or tips on if this other root will vine out and do something? Would it be worth trying to dig the unactive root out to see if it's doing anything? A friend of mine who studied horticulture said they often take a month or so before they break ground and that this is a better way to actually start plants. Thanks for reading and let me know your thoughts.