5 SIMPLE TIPS FOR GROWING CLEMATIS

Some people think clematis are hard to grow or just downright finicky, but that is not true at all.

You just need to remember a few things about clematis and you too can grow these lovely vines.

1 WHEN TO PLANT CLEMATIS

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The best time of year to plant clematis is in spring or fall, with spring being the best time since your vine will have ample time to establish itself before winter weather sets in.

2 LIGHT REQUIREMENTS

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Clematis prefer to grow in full sun with a bare minimum of 6 hours direct sun each day. And the more the merrier, they really cannot get too much sunlight.

3 IT'S ALL ABOUT THE ROOTS

Clematis like their roots to be cool and shaded. I try to plant my clematis among other flowers so the top of the vine gets plenty of full sun, yet the roots will be shaded by the other plants' foliage.

4 HOW TO PLANT

Clematis prefer moist and well drained soil. Dig a fairly large hole at least 12 inches wide and 2 foot deep.

5 SUPPORT 

Just give them something to attach to and climb upon and they will be happy.

Oh Wait, Let's Add A Sixth -  PATIENCE

It can take 2-3 years before you get a MASSIVE amount of blooms on your plant. But it is worth the wait!

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