Broken Clematis at the root.

davesselsAugust 19, 2011

This is my first year to plant Clematis, I planted a Nellie Moser about 4" deeper than it was, as recommended, but I broke the only stem about 3" below the ground. When I realized this, I dug down to the break and cut it off. I have left this open, hoping it will get new growth. What should I do. I also had a Sweet Autumn Clematis planted in a large tower type pot, the wind blew it over and broke it at the root. 6 weeks later there is still no new growth. Should I plant it in the ground deep, or what. I know that's a lot for my first question, would love some help. Thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
garystpaul(4)

Debra, I would cover the Nellie Moser, same with the SAC; both will eventually recover and send up new growth. You're planting them deep enough, sounds like. Gary

    Bookmark   August 19, 2011 at 3:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Breaking them off won't hurt them, hard pruning helps them.

No reason to leave the crown uncovered. They are supposed to be planted deep.

They'll be fine.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2011 at 11:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Sometimes it takes months for new growth. Sometimes they wait until the following spring.

Clematis take patience. Lots and lots of patience.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2011 at 10:06AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How climate specific are clematis?
I want to add a few clematis to my gardens. I actually...
subk3
transplanting ?
My friend is getting rid of (throwing away) a clem...
sorie6
Need advice for rehabing clematis
I had a Duchess of Edinburgh (Type 2) growing on both...
subk3
Question on a vendor
Hi, Has anyone ever purchased clematis from a vendor...
bellarosa
Plans for 2015
This forum has been quiet for so long... so maybe it'll...
Michaela .:. thegarden@902 .:. (Zone 5b - Iowa)
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™