Ok, so my equal half bought a Clematis plant the other day on sale (her
excuse), and now we want to know when to transplant it outdoors - before or
after our last Spring frost? We live in zone 6 in the wilds of Washington
Depends on what the clematis looks like now. If it was purchased bare root -
in box with a plastic bag around the roots filled with peat - it should
planted in a pot for a season before planting it directly into the ground.
If any green top growth is visible, this will need to be protected from
frosts until it is able to harden off. Keep in a cool location - not room
temperature - with bright, indirect light until it is safe to put outside.
If it was last season's vine from a nursery, it is still dormant and can be
planted outside as soon as your ground is workable. In the warmer half of WA
state, that is now.
pam - gardengal
I planted some small clematis outside. Some had twining stems w/ leaves, some
were bare root.
DO you think they survived our rather tough winter here in zone 6b long
island?? Thanks Pam.
"Come into my garden, my flowers want to meet you!"
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Is this also true for the raspberry and blueberry plants they sell at
Menards. Those too are in a box with a plastic bag around the roots
filled with peat. I got suckered by Menards and bought a couple, planted
them outside, and they all died.
Depends on their size. Many bare root plants can be planted directly into
the ground from the box or bag and should do well. If they are tiny, I'd pot
them up for a season. IME, most bare root berry plants are large enough to
be directly planted out. Their failure may be due to improper care and
storage by the supplier, which is always a risk with discount bare root
pam - gardengal
On Fri, 05 Mar 2004 08:43:56 -0800, Bill Litchfield wrote:
Having worked in a nursery last summer, our clematis looked quite feeble
since they were new plants. The advice was to put them in the ground
about 3" deeper than their potted soil depth.
I bought clematis several years ago via mail order. They are growing like
weeds. Clematis like cool roots and sunshine on the leaves. You can
create shade for the roots by planting other things around the clematis.
Fear not, it is only a plant. If it doesn't like its new digs, get
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