Gardening with Clematis
    Lessons Learned


  Presented by Marilyn Glenn
What usually drives our first
choice of a clematis to plant?

   Color Preference
   Memories
Bloom Time – a primary consideration
    Winter
     “clematis armandii”
        Evergreen – no pruning; prune after
    ...
Bloom Time – a primary consideration
    Spring
     “Early small-flowered”
       - Good for Beginners *
       - Alpina...
Bloom Time – a primary consideration
   Spring
    “Early large-flowered”
      - most popular & most challenging to esta...
Bloom Time – a primary consideration
    Summer
     “Late small-flowered”
          - Good for Beginners *
          - I...
Summer - “Late small-flowered”

   Integrifolias
       - Non-climbing
       - Least well known
       - Can be divided ...
Summer - “Late small-flowered”

   Texensis
    - Nodding or upstanding tulip shaped
       flowers
    - Derive from a w...
Summer - “Late small-flowered”
   Viticellas
    - Produce an abundance of flowers on a
       substantial plant
    - Ex...
Bloom Time – a primary consideration
    Summer
     “Late large-flowered”
        - Good for Beginners *
        - prune...
1st Most Important Lesson to Learn

    “The First Pruning”
      - Is when you bring the new clematis home
      - Cut t...
2nd Most Important Lesson to Learn

    “Keep your clematis roots cool”
      - Provide lot‟s of water (especially in Jul...
Common Mistakes to Avoid with Clematis
     Avoid planting two different pruning types
      together (i.e. Duchess of Ed...
Common Mistakes to Avoid with Clematis

    Make sure you are able to provide water with
     ease
    When „wilt‟ strik...
Questions about Growing Clematis
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Gardening With Clematis: Lessons Learned (PDF)
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  1. 1. Gardening with Clematis Lessons Learned Presented by Marilyn Glenn
  2. 2. What usually drives our first choice of a clematis to plant?  Color Preference  Memories
  3. 3. Bloom Time – a primary consideration  Winter “clematis armandii” Evergreen – no pruning; prune after bloom as needed to manage size  Autumn “clematis paniculata”
  4. 4. Bloom Time – a primary consideration  Spring “Early small-flowered” - Good for Beginners * - Alpinas, Macropetalas, Montanas - No pruning required
  5. 5. Bloom Time – a primary consideration  Spring “Early large-flowered” - most popular & most challenging to establish - most prone to „wilt‟ - most challenging to prune – bloom on year old wood, prune after bloom as needed; unsightly foliage in winter - the most suitable for containers; particularly the doubles *
  6. 6. Bloom Time – a primary consideration  Summer “Late small-flowered” - Good for Beginners * - Integrifolias, Texensis, Viticellas & Others - easiest to grow - least susceptible to „wilt‟ - extended bloom time (i.e. up to 2 months and even into fall) - provide support structure, other plants to scramble onto and lots of room - prune hard in late fall or early spring
  7. 7. Summer - “Late small-flowered”  Integrifolias - Non-climbing - Least well known - Can be divided as a perennial - Do not take up a lot of space
  8. 8. Summer - “Late small-flowered”  Texensis - Nodding or upstanding tulip shaped flowers - Derive from a wild species native to Texas - Characteristic red color in most cultivars - Grows vigorously - can be a “space hog”
  9. 9. Summer - “Late small-flowered”  Viticellas - Produce an abundance of flowers on a substantial plant - Excellent over arbors, arches and through climbing roses - Great diversity of colors in cultivars - Prune hard in winter, no unsightly foliage - Not suitable for containers
  10. 10. Bloom Time – a primary consideration  Summer “Late large-flowered” - Good for Beginners * - prune hard in late fall or early spring - can sometimes suffer from mildew “New patio clematis” - Ray Evison is the hybridizer - good in containers
  11. 11. 1st Most Important Lesson to Learn  “The First Pruning” - Is when you bring the new clematis home - Cut to the lowest pair of leaf buds on each stem - If bloom buds are formed, prune as soon after bloom as possible - You are forcing growth into the roots and promoting new stems to develop
  12. 12. 2nd Most Important Lesson to Learn  “Keep your clematis roots cool” - Provide lot‟s of water (especially in July & August) - Shade the roots with companion plants (i.e. roses, shrubs and perennials) - cover with mulch or even flat stones to keep water evaporation down
  13. 13. Common Mistakes to Avoid with Clematis  Avoid planting two different pruning types together (i.e. Duchess of Edinburgh with Duchess of Albany)  Never plant two clematis plants in the same hole (one will survive at the expense of the other)  Avoid planting any clematis at the base of a tree - a “water hog” tree will kill the clematis - a “space hog” clematis could kill the tree
  14. 14. Common Mistakes to Avoid with Clematis  Make sure you are able to provide water with ease  When „wilt‟ strikes - immediately cut the stems back to the lowest set of unaffected buds - try moving the clematis to a new location - act on the “3 strikes and your out” rule
  15. 15. Questions about Growing Clematis

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