Queen of the Climbers Clematis
Clematis vine in your garden is a matter of pride. You can keep it either in the container or it can be mounted on the fence. Once it is done, you need to take care of it. This vine is also called the ‘Queen of the Climbers’.
Botanical Name Clematis
Plant type Vine
Sun exposure Sunny (at least 6 hours)
Height 2-5 feet
Soil type Good topsoil
Flower color Purple, white, pink
Bloom time Summer
Clematis is a genus of about 300 species within the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. Their garden hybrids have been popular among gardens beginning with clematis. They are mainly of Chinese and Japanese origin. Most species are known as clematis in English while some are also known as traveler’s joy.
This popular vine is a beautiful flowering vine. It likes bright sun. It tastes bitter. When pets ingest it, they vomit and may also suffer diarrhea. It contains irritating glycosides content. At least 6 hours of sunlight is necessary for it to bloom. A 2-inch layer of mulch can be incorporated to keep the roots cool and moist. It’s species are smaller with a height of 2 to 5 feet. For larger types, its Arbors variety can be grown. Its height is between 8 and 12 feet.
The best time for planting is spring, and you can apply it in the early spring, but it depends on the environment of your own area. It can be planted easily by plant cutting. However, most gardeners planted in containers, but you can apply it in the garden too. This vine requires full sun and well-drained soil. The use of fertilizer obtained Potting mix for the establishment of the plant is favorable.
This vine needs plenty of rooms. Dig a large planting hole, two feet deep and nearly as wide. Before planting use fertilizer must be.
Location and watering
Vine generally requires at least 6 hours of sunlight. But some verities also tolerate partial shade. Clematis prefers cool roots; therefore it should find the shallow root perennial around or keep the roots cool foliage or bark or mulch to keep. In the summer, the water should be regularly.
Clematis flowers that bloom in March and April are the time of the beginning of the year. These flowers growth depends on last year’s growth. In the spring season, pruning should not be eliminated or it wills Buds.
Clematis prefers rich soil and water, which goes out completely. They prefer to Natural Soil. Clematis is a heavy feeder. Fertilizer 5-10-10 ratios can be used with reduced to nitrogen. Use fertilizer in the spring season when the Buds 2 inches long. Continue with balanced feeder 10 -10-10 should every 4 to 6 weeks, the feeder regular until the growing season.
Most clematis requires yearly pruning. That clematis bloom in the summer need heavy pruning in winter season otherwise they appear thin and fibrous.
Pests and disease
This vine suddenly begins to change into brown or black because of the fungi. Wilt can cause its vines to die after their foliage and stems have blackened.
Prune damaged parts of the vine to prevent the spread of the fungus up to the roots.