Yet Another Newbie

mzdee(6b)August 31, 2012

Well, I've been getting my hands dirty for awhile, but new to Clematis. My neighbor has one on her mailbox that is gorgeous in early summer but looks rather scary after that. I have 2 a pink one (name escapes me) and Snow Queen. I bought an obelisk for Snow Queen and will get it in the ground this weekend. I've got clay so I'm mixing in potting mix and a bit of compost. Does that work? I'm not expecting much growth but want it to get settled before winter. I know I don't need the obelisk, but it will keep me motivated :) Are there other things I should know about coaxing these plants through Fall and Winter?

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Should I cut the growth all the way back when I plant the clematis? Or just let it go since its almost September?

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 10:23PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I cut all mine back when planting and do make sure you plant it deeper than it was in the nursery pot. Cover up the crown.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2012 at 9:54PM
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