I've attached photos of a clematis plant I bought three years ago. This is the first year I've gotten blooms from it. However, I don't have the tag for it, and I have forgotten what kind of clematis it is. Also, as you can see, the vine had to grow quite high in order to produce flowers; there are none on the trellis I have for it in my garden. Might this help you in identifying the type of clematis it is? Also, can you tell me which pruning group this clematis belongs to? Thank you for your help.
It looks like 'Josehphine' which flowers in early summer on old wood, then again on new growth. It is in pruning group two.
My clematis is producing long new growth and is invading my roses. Can I cut them back without losing flower now Many thanks S Chambers
The best time to prune Clematis montana is immediately after flowering, typically in late spring or early summer. Start by removing any dead or damaged stems, cutting them back to healthy growth. Next, thin out the plant by removing some of the older, woody stems at the base, allowing younger, more vigorous growth to take their place. Trim back any excessively long or unruly stems to encourage a more compact and tidy appearance. It is important to avoid heavy pruning in late summer or fall, as this can remove the flower buds that will bloom in the following spring, so I would wait until then. Regular pruning will help keep it in check and ensure a beautiful display of flowers year after year. These articles will help:
Want to know how to take care of my clematis in winter. I have a montana
That will be a group 1 Clematis. This means that it blooms on old wood, so pruning will not be necessary unless it gets unruly or to remove dead vines. Winter care should be taken. This is only barely hardy in your area, and some cultivars will be a little more sensitive than others. You may need to mulch extra heavily in winter, and remove the mulch in spring. I would expect some dieback each year, but this should not be too bad.
My clematis Princess Kate has suddenly wilted in the last month. I have read about wilt and it seems to happen in the summer but this started in October. This plant was bought and planted earlier this year and had been doing really well until recently
It looks like it has been through some freezing weather. Princess Kate clematis is deciduous and should lose its leaves in the fall. In the spring, cut back the old vines above a node to 15-20 cm. (6-8 inches) from ground level. New stems should grow, followed by flowering.
If it is wilt, the roots usually survive and send up new shoots in spring.