I am attempting to move a clematis from Iowa to South Carolina. This plant was planted in an east facing, well established area of hosta and other shade plants. I read where clematis needs six hours of sun a day so planted it in a more sunny space. I also mounded soil and mulch high on the stem as it had about 3 feet of woody growth. It is a small clematis and was planted in Iowa for about 4 years. When I came home yesterday the leaves were all starting to droop. I’m going to take some cuttings to see if I can root them just in case this doesn’t make the transition. Any other tips are appreciated.
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It probably has transplant shock. This article should help: