How deep should I plant Etoile Violette?
Hi, there. I just purchased Etoile Violette. It is a 1 gallon container and the plant is approximately 2 feet tall with leaves and a few flowers.
The instructions on the Monrovia tag state to set top of root ball slightly ABOVE ground level. However, in the past I had read that I needed to plant the clematis deep.
Also, I read that clematis are heavy feeders. If I am planting at this time of year (August 21), do I still fertilize.
Can this group 3 clematis be pruned in late fall after leaves drop? Or do I need to wait until March or April?
I am in Illinois, zone 5.
Please advise. (This is my first venture into any kind of on-line forum!)