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  • Clematis spp. Plant Care Reminders

    Virgins bower , Leather flower, vase vine

    General Information

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    Plant Care Instructions By Lucy Warren

    Is Indoor Plant?

    No

    These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
    Sunset Zones :1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
    USDA Zones :4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11
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    Plant Care Instruction

    • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
      • March
      • April
      • May
      • June
      • July
      • August
      • September
      • October
      March
      1. Buy

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.
      2. Plant

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.
      3. Water

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.
      4. Mulch

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.
      5. Treat for Pest/Disease

      Clematis are caterpillar magnets, they can be hand picked or use Bt. Watch for mildew, hose off plants, trim for good air circulation, topical application of fungicide.
      April
      1. Buy

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.
      2. Plant

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.
      3. Fertilize

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering.
      4. Water

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.
      5. Mulch

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.
      6. Treat for Pest/Disease

      Clematis are caterpillar magnets, they can be hand picked or use Bt. Watch for mildew, hose off plants, trim for good air circulation, topical application of fungicide. Slugs love the young shoots, use slug bait.
      May
      1. Buy

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.
      2. Plant

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.
      3. Fertilize

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering.
      4. Water

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.
      5. Prune

      Prune for size after flowers have bloomed.
      6. Mulch

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.
      7. Treat for Pest/Disease

      Clematis are caterpillar magnets, they can be hand picked or use Bt. Watch for mildew, hose off plants, trim for good air circulation, topical application of fungicide. Slugs love the young shoots, use slug bait.
      June
      1. Fertilize

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering. Use a generous amount of time release and water thoroughly for plants in the ground.
      2. Water

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.
      3. Mulch

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.
      4. Treat for Pest/Disease

      Clematis are caterpillar magnets, they can be hand picked or use Bt. Watch for mildew, hose off plants, trim for good air circulation, topical application of fungicide. Slugs love the young shoots, use slug bait. Earwigs can be controlled with pesticides or traps.
      July
      1. Fertilize

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering.
      2. Water

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.
      3. Mulch

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.
      4. Treat for Pest/Disease

      Earwigs can be controlled with pesticides or traps.
      August
      1. Fertilize

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering.
      2. Water

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.
      3. Mulch

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.
      September
      1. Buy

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.
      2. Plant

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.
      3. Fertilize

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering.
      4. Water

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.
      5. Mulch

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.
      October
      1. Buy

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.
      2. Plant

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.
      3. Fertilize

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering.
      4. Water

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.
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      Buy

      When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

      January

      February

      March

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.

      April

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.

      May

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.

      June

      July

      August

      September

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.

      October

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.

      November

      December

      Plant

      When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

      January

      February

      March

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.

      April

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.

      May

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.

      June

      July

      August

      September

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.

      October

      Clematis grown in containers can be planted throughout the year but the best time to plant them is in the spring and early fall.

      November

      December

      Sow Seeds

      When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Fertilize

      When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering.

      May

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering.

      June

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering.
      Use a generous amount of time release and water thoroughly for plants in the ground.

      July

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering.

      August

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering.

      September

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering.

      October

      Use liquid fertilizer once a month during the main growing season for container plants to obtain optimal growth and flowering.

      November

      December

      Water

      Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

      January

      February

      March

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.

      April

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.

      May

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.

      June

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.

      July

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.

      August

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.

      September

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.

      October

      Plant in spot that is well drained, but keep roots moist. Normal summer watering requires soaking a couple of times a week, in extreme heat this may increase to as much as twice a day.

      November

      December

      Prune

      When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      Prune for size after flowers have bloomed.

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Mulch

      Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

      January

      February

      March

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.

      April

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.

      May

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.

      June

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.

      July

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.

      August

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.

      September

      Roots should be kept cool with shade and mulch.

      October

      November

      December

      Protect

      When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Pest/Disease Inspection

      What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Treat for Pest/Disease

      How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      Clematis are caterpillar magnets, they can be hand picked or use Bt.
      Watch for mildew, hose off plants, trim for good air circulation, topical application of fungicide.

      April

      Clematis are caterpillar magnets, they can be hand picked or use Bt. Watch for mildew, hose off plants, trim for good air circulation, topical application of fungicide. Slugs love the young shoots, use slug bait.

      May

      Clematis are caterpillar magnets, they can be hand picked or use Bt. Watch for mildew, hose off plants, trim for good air circulation, topical application of fungicide. Slugs love the young shoots, use slug bait.

      June

      Clematis are caterpillar magnets, they can be hand picked or use Bt. Watch for mildew, hose off plants, trim for good air circulation, topical application of fungicide. Slugs love the young shoots, use slug bait. Earwigs can be controlled with pesticides or traps.

      July

      Earwigs can be controlled with pesticides or traps.

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Transplant

      When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Propagate

      When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Harvest

      When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Special requirements

      Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December