Clematis

lovestogrow(6)July 10, 2014

I have 2 clematis plants that I planted about 8 weeks ago. They are just sitting there, no new growth but still living. Can someone tell me what I should do?

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Michaela .:. thegarden@902 .:. (Zone 5b - Iowa)

They will grow very slowly this year, just mulch around them if you haven't already to keep the soil from drying out and the roots cool and keep them watered.

The first year they'll mostly work on getting their roots developed so you won't see much from them above ground this year. Next year they should grow a bit more for you and the third year they'll really take off.

The saying is first year they sleep, second year they creep, third year they leap.

Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 1:05PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

You should have planted them deeper than they were in the pots.

You should also have cut them back.

Do both if you didn't. Keep them well watered.

They are absolutely going to sit there for months and do nothing. That is completely normal.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 1:17PM
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lovestogrow(6)

I did plant them a couple inches deeper. I was just concerned because of no new growth. I am used to plants putting on new growth. Should I really cut them back? If so how much?

    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 1:33PM
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