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Clematis - fall planting


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From:Date:Zone:
Mary02-Sep-07 09:48 AM EST 5a   
Theresa05-Sep-07 11:36 PM EST 6b   
kariltur@hotmail.com14-Sep-07 06:10 PM EST 2   
Theresa14-Sep-07 11:51 PM EST 6a   
karen turner18-Sep-07 04:10 PM EST 2   
Theresa18-Sep-07 08:30 PM EST 6b   
Michelle19-Sep-07 06:41 PM EST 5a   
Michelle19-Sep-07 06:42 PM EST 5a   
Michelle19-Sep-07 06:43 PM EST 5a   
kariltur@hotmail.com26-Sep-07 05:24 PM EST 2   
karen turner31-Mar-08 04:27 PM EST 2   
Karen30-May-08 02:18 PM EST 2   
karen in Edmonton,Alta.13-Jun-08 02:41 PM EST 2   


Subject: Clematis - fall planting
From: Mary
Zone: 5a
Date: 02-Sep-07 09:48 AM EST

I came across a nice clematis while leafing through a catalogue to order spring bulbs. Is it safe to plant clematis in Fall in zone 5A, or should I wait for Spring?


Subject: RE: Clematis - fall planting
From: Theresa
Zone: 6b
Date: 05-Sep-07 11:36 PM EST

I have just received my clematis from gardenimport, There ready to plant now. I'm sure yours are too. Good Luck, Theresa


Subject: RE: Clematis - fall planting
From: kariltur@hotmail.com (kariltur@hotmail.com)
Zone: 2
Date: 14-Sep-07 06:10 PM EST

What do I do to prepare my clematis (2) of them for the winter? Do I prune the and mulch them? They are in large and I mean large containers. HELP!


Subject: RE: Clematis - fall planting
From: Theresa
Zone: 6a
Date: 14-Sep-07 11:51 PM EST

What kind of clematis are they? what Group do they belong to? Group A, B or C. It depends on the group when you trim. If you don't know you could inadvertently trim off old wood which is what blooms next year.So check the names, find out what group they belong to and prune accordingly. Good Luck.


Subject: RE: Clematis - fall planting
From: karen turner (kariltur@hotmail.com)
Zone: 2
Date: 18-Sep-07 04:10 PM EST

Theresa: They are blueboy clematis and group C. They were about 6 to 7" high and grew to about 2' high and had small blue flowers in abundance. Very pretty up the ends of my balcony. I was told the other day at the wellington garden centre to wait till spring. Is this right? Thanks for asking!


Subject: RE: Clematis - fall planting
From: Theresa
Zone: 6b
Date: 18-Sep-07 08:30 PM EST

Hi Karen, Yes, all group C need to be pruned to a few inches from the ground in the Spring. Your blueboy sounds lovely. Happy trimming in the spring-which of course saves you work now:) Theresa


Subject: RE: Clematis - fall planting
From: Michelle
Zone: 5a
Date: 19-Sep-07 06:41 PM EST

Hi Karen, Theresa is right, prune in spring down to two fat buds near bottom.. i have a blueboy clematis and it is gorgeous!! Mine got so big this year i hacked half off like i do every year with any group clematis this fall but leave the rest till spring.. mine this year had literally hundreds of blooms on it and lasted longer than usual too.. about 6-7 weeks.


Subject: RE: Clematis - fall planting
From: Michelle
Zone: 5a
Date: 19-Sep-07 06:42 PM EST

Hi Karen, Theresa is right, prune in spring down to two fat buds near bottom.. i have a blueboy clematis and it is gorgeous!! Mine got so big this year i hacked half off like i do every year with any group clematis this fall but leave the rest till spring.. mine this year had literally hundreds of blooms on it and lasted longer than usual too.. about 6-7 weeks.


Subject: RE: Clematis - fall planting
From: Michelle
Zone: 5a
Date: 19-Sep-07 06:43 PM EST

Hi Karen, Theresa is right, prune in spring down to two fat buds near bottom.. i have a blueboy clematis and it is gorgeous!! Mine got so big this year i hacked half off like i do every year with any group clematis this fall but leave the rest till spring.. mine this year had literally hundreds of blooms on it and lasted longer than usual too.. about 6-7 weeks.


Subject: RE: Clematis - fall planting
From: kariltur@hotmail.com (kariltur@hotmail.com)
Zone: 2
Date: 26-Sep-07 05:24 PM EST

Theresa and Michelle: Thanks for your great advice about my clematis. I was told to wrap some burlap around them till spring. If they survive it will be the best experience i've had with anything on this balcony. Thanks! See my new thread on piedgeons beware! Karen


Subject: RE: Clematis - fall planting
From: karen turner (kariltur@hotmail.com)
Zone: 2
Date: 31-Mar-08 04:27 PM EST

Theresa: Last Sept. 18/07 You gave me advice regarding a blueboy clematis. I wrapped them(2)in burlap after taking them down off the chicken wire I'd put on the walls of my balcony. When is it safe to unwrap them and tape them up on the chicken wire. I need to prune them too!When should I start to water again as well. The instuctions with the plants say towait till the buds begin to swell then cut backto the first two sets of strong buds on each stem After this first spring these group c's I wait till the buds begin to swell in earl spring and a hard pruning to two strong buds per stem is required. IS THIS RIGHT! Do not want to lose them. They were very pretty blue flowers galore! Karen in Edmonton.


Subject: RE: Clematis - fall planting
From: Karen (kariltur@hotmail.com)
Zone: 2
Date: 30-May-08 02:18 PM EST

Still no sign of life in my two blueboy clematis. I pruned them and watered them good. This was about 6 weeks ago? NOW WHAT! Do you think they are dead and need to be replaced?


Subject: RE: Clematis - fall planting
From: karen in Edmonton,Alta. (kariltur@hotmail.com)
Zone: 2
Date: 13-Jun-08 02:41 PM EST

My two blueboy clematis(C} did not survive our winter nor did my Japanese Barberry. Maybe I didn't take the burlap off and water them soon enough this spring. But guess what I did get another one as well as an pink one at Home depot last week. Planted them this past evening. Horray for my persistance in locating one.


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