Clematis vines are a real jack of all trades when it comes to landscape uses. Their adaptability and beautiful flowers have made them a favorite of gardeners everywhere. Their affinity for climbing makes them a perfect choice for filling in vertical spaces on fences, porches, arbors and trellises. Some varieties can also be trained to spread horizontally along the ground to provide cover and spread in horizontal spaces. Shorter varieties can fill in gaps around trees and shrubs and provide bursts of beautiful color. Many varieties can even be successfully grown in containers.
Clematis prefer moist (but not saturated) cool soil and like to have their roots shaded via a groundcover, small bushy perennial, or mulch. The plants and flowers can take full sun and generally require at least 6 hours per day. Because clematis are deep-rooted, it is important to water thoroughly and regularly. They are a relatively easy plant to grow and will get larger and stronger each year.
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Originally published on June 2nd, 2017. Updated on June 2nd, 2022.