I seem to have a lack of talent for growing clematis – or perhaps it’s my lack of attentiveness. This is one of the first ones I I planted, and while it always comes back every year, it never seems to flourish in the way they apparently do according to photos I see in books and online. Apparently, these prefer neutral to alkaline soil, which may be a contributing factor.
Pruning group 2: Can bloom on old and new wood. These should be pruned lightly in late winter or early spring when you see buds begin to swell. Cut just above fat buds.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!