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Suggestions for container

Posted by socabeth z9CA (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 19, 13 at 21:30

Hi! I've successfully grown a clematis that is coming back to life for the first time! Its called Sarco Gem. I have it in a 15 in clay pot right now. What size pot should it go in? Any suggestions for planting soil? If I remember right it grows to about 8 feet. I plan on planting it after it blooms....I wanted to make sure it was alive before I invested in a pot....I seem to always kill them....Thanks in advance!


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RE: Suggestions for container

That would be 'Scartho Gem' and a very nice choice for a container. I typically use a 3 gallon container as a minimum size for any of my containerized clematis but ultimate size depends heaviy on the size of the vine. A 15" diameter pot is pretty close to a 3 gallon capacity so I'm not sure I'd go much larger.

Container growing does have some requirements that inground growing does not. You need a very good quality potting soil (not something like Miracle Gro) and you need to pay very close attention to both watering and fertilizing. You should also repot relatively frequently - even high quality potting soils break down over a season or two and need to be replaced. And your vine should be root pruned at that time as well.


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RE: Suggestions for container

Thanks gardengal for the good advice...I think I will repot this year after summer. It has blooms coming already! This was last year:


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