Bloom development starts in the bud phase of the plant. Buds are forming weeks before they enlarge and open into flower. In the period that the buds are forming, extreme weather can impact the outcome of the first few blooms. This can include extremes in heat, water or the shock of a heavy fertilizer application.
Solutions to most common problems when raising clematis.
Some varieties of clematis have a tendency to fewer stems than others, but in many cases this is created by our pruning habits. Every type 1 and 2 clematis benefits from being pruned hard at least 1, or even 2 … Read more
In mid to late summer, browning lower leaves can be a sign of dehydration, so it is important to keep up watering through the entire growing season. When a plant does not need a leaf any more, the leaf … Read more
Do you have clematis that are bare on the bottom of the plant?
Bare bottoms are more likely on clematis that have not been hard pruned. In some cases this is because the gardener does chooses not to hard … Read more