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Done flowering - now what?

Posted by romanticdreamer z8 Seattle (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 15, 10 at 11:50

I have an evergreen clematis - armandii?? (the one with long leathery leaves). It is through flowering and the vine is now full of the flower stems only. Can I cut or snap these stems off to tidy it up?

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RE: Done flowering - now what?

Yes, you can deadhead the spent flower stems.

RE: Done flowering - now what?

I also remove the flowered stems & then fertilize. I fertilize once a month through the growing season. In fall I apply some root stimulator to my young clematis.

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