I got a clematis as a gift but don't know how hardy it is. Will it survive an Illinois winter? Should I cut my clematis off at the ground after a hard frost -- should I mound dirt over it?
What to Do This Fall for My Clematis —
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
There are a few things to do to care for your clematis in your area. Also it is helpful to know what cultivar you have, as some do better in your area than others. Here is a link that will help: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/homeowners/051020.html