I drastically pruned a few of my clematis to get another bloom sometime next month. I wonder what happened to my Ruby Glow. It was the first one to bloom last year but this year, it is weak and no bloom yet. I lost about 15 now of the 72 plants I havebut not too worry, I said, they may come back some other time as I heard they do.
May 22, 2009 | 4:26 PM PST
I had a clematis that didn't do very well would only grow a 5 inches a year. I got my son a Lab puppy and he chewed it off to the ground. Next year that vine grew a bout 4 foot and had tons of flowers ...Go figure kerryh1
May 25, 2009 | 6:21 PM PST
Regarding your Ruby Glow - I was curious to know how you pruned it...? Ruby Glow falls into group B clematis. With group B you only trim back the tips, thin out congested areas, and remove dead, broken or damaged stems.
Group B produce double flowers on old wood, and single flowers on new wood, so you DON'T want to cut these down to 1-foot stems like you do with group C clematis!
I hope this helps,