Where do Clematis grow best?
For best flowering, Clematis like full sun with at least 6 hours of sun per day. Rich, loamy, well-drained soil is preferred. Clematis will need to be tied to a trellis or something similar to allow it to twine upwards.
What are some popular ways to use Clematis?
Add vertical interest to your landscape by planting Clematis on a free-standing trellis, scrambling up the sides of an arbor, or to soften the sides of a gazebo or fence.
Can I grow two (or more) Clematis together?
Certainly! Planting Clematis together will provide some interesting color combinations on a trellis or arbor. Choose varieties with the same pruning type to simplify pruning. Plant them approximately 2' apart if possible as the root balls can get quite large and will compete for water and nutrition.
Can I plant Clematis in a pot?
Yes! As with any container plant, extra care is necessary for its survival. A deep container will heighten the chances of the plant wintering over. Immediately add a support or trellis for the vine to climb. Make sure the container is located where there is plenty of sunlight and has good drainage. Use potting soil that drains well. Once the plant has established, a slow-release fertilizer like Osmocote should be applied in spring or follow the product's recommendations for application.