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when to translant clematis


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Jenny25-Aug-01 05:08 PM EST 3   
Linda25-Aug-01 06:17 PM EST 2b   
Kay25-Aug-01 06:57 PM EST 2b   
Jenny26-Aug-01 04:12 PM EST 3   
Wendy27-Aug-01 01:29 PM EST 3a   
Gail03-Sep-01 12:25 AM EST 3a   
Wendy04-Sep-01 04:44 PM EST 3a   
Wendy04-Sep-01 04:48 PM EST 3a   


Subject: when to translant clematis?
From: Jenny
Zone: 3
Date: 25-Aug-01 05:08 PM EST

I have a few clematis to move to a more sunnier spot in our school garden. When can I do so and what will the consequences be? any help would be appreciated. The plants are in their youth...2 years old. thanks.


Subject: RE: when to translant clematis
From: Linda
Zone: 2b
Date: 25-Aug-01 06:17 PM EST

It is best to wait a few more weeks until the plant is dormant. Transplanting now is tricky and needs to be watered frequently.


Subject: RE: when to translant clematis
From: Kay
Zone: 2b
Date: 25-Aug-01 06:57 PM EST

I would at least wait until spring and maybe not even then. Our clematis took about four years to really get going, so be patient. They like their feet in the shade and their faces in the sun. Keep the roots cool and damp. My clematis tangutica has an old paving stone in front of it and it sure is happy. Kay.


Subject: RE: when to translant clematis
From: Jenny
Zone: 3
Date: 26-Aug-01 04:12 PM EST

Thank you all for the above info. Greatly appreciated.


Subject: RE: when to translant clematis
From: Wendy
Zone: 3a
Date: 27-Aug-01 01:29 PM EST

Jenny I have never been one to follow the rules and to tell you the truth I have not lost a lot in my garden due to transplanting. I transplanted my jackmani clematis last Fall and it came up this year. I put geraniums around the base of it to shade it and low and behold even with our worst winter in awhile the clematis came up. Now it is not as full as it will be in a couple of years but it did not die. I did water it well in the Fall just before a good freeze. I find that it one of the most important things to do with periennals of all kinds.


Subject: RE: when to translant clematis
From: Gail
Zone: 3a
Date: 03-Sep-01 12:25 AM EST

I transplanted a three yr old Jackmani clematis from Calgary to Radium back in June or July of this year. Went on holidays for two weeks and this plant had to rely on mother nature for water and it still gave me a couple of flowers. I planted 3 or 4 more newly bought ones at the same time and I am still waiting for those first flowers. So you never know what will happen. Good Luck!


Subject: RE: when to translant clematis
From: Wendy
Zone: 3a
Date: 04-Sep-01 04:44 PM EST

Great Gail, Holes told me that clematis (Jackmani)were difficult to transplant and to not bother. That is usually when I really want to prove them wrong. Sowhen mine came up after two transplants I suspected Holes wants to sell more plants.....what do you think?

Happy greenthumbing it,Wendy


Subject: RE: when to translant clematis
From: Wendy
Zone: 3a
Date: 04-Sep-01 04:48 PM EST

Great Gail, Holes told me that clematis (Jackmani)were difficult to transplant and to not bother. That is usually when I really want to prove them wrong. Sowhen mine came up after two transplants I suspected Holes wants to sell more plants.....what do you think?

Happy greenthumbing it,Wendy


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