Clematis and tomatoes are two exceptions to the usual rule, and are best planted 6 inches deeper than the soil level in the pot. I have to admit to some a great deal of laziness in the “tying in” department. I saw these blooming at a local nursery and if I was to give them a negative at all it would be that they have no fragrance. The, Prune for shape in the first couple of years, then pruning is optional to cut out weak stems or contain the spread early in the season, or tidy up, just after flowering. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/you... I have noticed that it tends to bloom higher on the vine, but have many things planted at its feet so that has not been a problem. Ideally, again, you should tie the pruned vines into a fan shape, training the base of the clematis horizontally to encourage an open structure that doesn’t hide the blooms. If the label on your clematis doesn’t have class information or you just aren’t sure which class your clematis belongs to it’s easy to determine, just go by bloom times. Genus Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Synonyms Clematis 'Evijohill' . Suggested uses. On another side note...the retailer has been excellent at getting me the replacements. Rather strange green flowers are sometimes produced if it is planted in shade. If left unpruned, Clematis can turn into a mass of tangled stems with a bare base and flowers well above eye level. These flower on old wood AND also on new wood. After that, here’s my trick for remembering when and if to prune clematis (for me, the logic of bloom times trumps the letter system any day). The others have dead stems but it seems the roots are still healthy so going to wait it out and see. Start pruning in late winter and look for two fat buds on either side of the stem - then just prune to them. These flower on old wood, which means last year’s growth, Spring (May-ish) plus a 2nd flush of bloom (August-September-ish) 17 members have or want this plant for trade. If the label on your clematis doesn’t have class information or you just aren’t sure which class your clematis belongs to it’s easy to determine, just go by bloom times. It has survived and though a slow grower, each year it has become more vigorous. On Apr 3, 2008, outdoorlover from Enid, OK (Zone 7a) wrote: This plant does bloom predominately at the top, but its beautiful flowers are worth the top heavy growth. Only 2 weeks old in 7-8hrs of northern nevada sun a day & I already had to re-plant them once into larger containers. Check … On Jul 10, 2007, Jennie_in_MT from Lothair, MT (Zone 4a) wrote: Clematis gardening on the zone 3/4 line can be a challenge! Shame for such a lovely flower. Large-flowered clematis are more prone to clematis wilt than the species and small-flowered hybrids. This also … It looks better if it's grown through another plant to hide the plain vine. Clematis that bloom in the spring are generally in Group 1, summer and fall bloomers in Group2 and repeat blooms belong in Group 3. I'm in zone 5a, so I'm not sure why this happened. On arrival they all appeared dead but I planted each one seperately and hoped for the best. There are three categories of clematis – group 1, 2 or 3 – which require pruning at different times. Nothing. Viticella and tangutica clematis as well as the herbaceous or non-twining clematis can be classed this way (Group/Type 3 or C). Or leave them alone. I got beautiful flowers the first season. Soil was good as was water. I saw these blooming at a local nursery and if I was to give them a negative at all it would be that they have no fragrance. I bought this plant at a big box … Clematis JOSEPHINE™ 'Evijohill' £16.00. All in all I'm quite happy with my "afterthought" plants .... 1 more week and they go to ground. Clematis gardening on the zone 3/4 line can be a challenge! Qty: Add to Cart. ~~~~~~~~ORIGINAL POST -----> ~~~~~~~......Ok... Got this plant from an online retailer..4 blue and 2 pink. at least if you live near me. Shame for such a lovely flower. I didn't bother after these were replaced and THOSE died too. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil, especially chalky soils in full sun or partial shade. Large flowering hybrids may produce a second set of blooms. I use ... read more, Our neighbors had peacocks when I was growing up. Blackened crispy leaves are often due to a common fungal disease called clematis wilt. lol. Clematis 'Josephine' (Clematis 'Josephine') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 1.2m after 2-5 Years. I have a new redwood picket fence going up along the front yard and I'm going to train them along it alternating colors. On Feb 27, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote: On Jul 6, 2011, bigarden from Beecher, IL wrote: I have had this vine for 4 years. Josephine clematis belongs to Group II, which are vines that bloom on last year's growth. Can't speak of long term as they are still new but, with seeing how hardy these lil guys & gals are, I'm hoping for the best. On Jun 15, 2010, BirdOfPrey from Reno, NV wrote: **UPDATE** ... Don't bother. Not all of the flowers on the plant go through all … I only have Henrii now. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/you... Garden Jokes and Humor: Sunday Funnies 11-29-2020. It is this characteristic that mandates when clematis vines are best pruned. Bird. On Sep 21, 2006, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote: Received The Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 2002. If your clematis flowers in winter or spring, it is in Pruning Group One. Not sure which Clematis to pick? I would certainly like it if it had the explosive growth that jackmanii displays here, but I am satisfied with its slow and steady expansion and thrilled with each gorgeous blossom. I've given up planting large-flowered hybrids, except for 'Jackmannii', which seems to be somewhat wilt resistant. The ... read more, You said there would be turkey. Rather than having a gap between blooming periods, these go on and on, given enough fertility and moisture. Regular pruning of Clematis is important as it promotes strong growth and flowering as well as a harmonious plant. I bought this plant at a big box store a couple of years ago and it was in tough shape with a few straggly and damaged stems.