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Posted: Feb/02/2008 2:36 PM PST

I want to plant my clematis bulb in a giant pot. Will it be ok in a pot & would I be able to move it later without killing it? Does it grow too fast to be planted in a pot?
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Posted: Feb/02/2008 3:15 PM PST

Actually, clematis' do not grow from bulbs. More importantly, they do not like their roots to be disturbed. You are better off planting it where ever it is going to be permanently.
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Posted: Feb/02/2008 3:33 PM PST

After you posted I opened the package. I thought it was a bulb. It's planted in one of those seed starters. Look how tiny it is. I'll lose it for sure if I plant it in the ground somewhere. Any suggestions?

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Posted: Feb/02/2008 3:58 PM PST

Is there somewhere you can plant it outside that it will stay protected? It must be warm enough in LA??
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Posted: Feb/02/2008 4:08 PM PST

Well, can't do it today...'cause of the flash flood watch until 10:30. I was thinking since it is started from seed I can put it in my homemade green house till the weather gets a little warmer? Would that work?

Edit: Flash flood watch is from 10:30 tonight through Sunday. Starting Monday there will be Sun that's when I'll plant it outside. Thank you bensmom.
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Posted: Feb/02/2008 4:47 PM PST

Clematis---racking my brain--I believe they only sell 2 year old plants in the nursery, so maybe you should plant it in a pot until the fall. Mo's right about their roots, and if you do plant it in the ground, bury the crown about 2 inches deep to protect against clematis wilt.

Is this your first clematis? What kind is it?

I have to move this to Perennials, Rashy!
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Posted: Feb/02/2008 5:06 PM PST

That's where I was gonna post it but I thought it was a bulb so I posted it here.
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Posted: Feb/02/2008 5:14 PM PST

Yep my first. It is a Clematis "hagley hybrid". The plant doesn't look 2 years old though I bought it at Home Depot. It's not even 2 inches yet.
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Posted: Feb/02/2008 5:23 PM PST

How's the root ball look? It's a perennial and it's just coming up. Looks like you've got all new growth--do you see any signs of the old wood?

Hagley is a group 3 clematis, which means it blooms on new growth--you'd cut it down to 12 to 18 inches every year. These are also less fussy, so I think you should plant it. Dig a big hole, mix in a lot of compost, and bury the crown.
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Posted: Feb/02/2008 5:34 PM PST



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