question on pruning a Group 3 clematis
I bought a Gardini Moonfleet Clematis this past July.
I think this type of clematis is considered a Ã¯Â¿Â½group 3 clematisÃ¯Â¿Â½? If so, pruning directions I found online say:
Each February, prune all stems back to approximately 30cm (12") from ground level, cutting just above an old leaf joint.
Is this serious...to prune in February? I thought I'd heard that you should never prune plants until the danger of frost is over? Also, I'm not sure what 'cutting just above an old leaf joint' means...Do they mean, like you do with many plants, cutting just above where a stem branches off....what's an 'old' leaf joint...a woody one? Wouldn't they all be woody esp in February when no new growth would yet be occurring?