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Clematis (Guernsey Cream) Buds already?

Posted by cadence 8b (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 11, 12 at 19:33

Zone 8b, Fraser Valley, BC

Today I noticed that my Guernsey Cream has about 6 buds already at the base. It is currently planted in the ground and I want to move this to a large container so it will grow up my Obelisk. Should I be doing this now or wait? Thanks everyone.

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RE: Clematis (Guernsey Cream) Buds already?

If it were me, I would leave GC alone and go buy a new clematis from your local garden center in a gallon sized pot or bigger, to grow up the obelisk. If you cannot buy locally, Silver Star Vinery ships clematis with big roots, that will more than likely bloom the first year.

RE: Clematis (Guernsey Cream) Buds already?

Thank you pmfermakov. Can I ask why you would leave it?

RE: Clematis (Guernsey Cream) Buds already?

If I did not like the current location and the clematis was still small, then I would consider potting it up. Another point to consider is how if you keep dirt around the roots, then the dirt will be in the pot with potting soil. I guess that might not be a terrible thing, but I do not like the idea. Anyway, it is just my opinion. Good Luck!

RE: Clematis (Guernsey Cream) Buds already?

I've moved plenty with no problems.

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