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clematis planting

Hi everyone
I bought a clematis to grow over a garden arch a couple of month ago.  It has grown to about 4 feet now and looks really healthy.  Should I plant it out into it's final position now - or do you think it's too late in the season and I should wait till the spring?  Replies and advice much appreciated

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  • plant it now, so the roots can get established before winter.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,129
    Yes-- plant it now. Do you know what variety it is?
    That determines the level it's planted at, and the pruning and care etc  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • borgadrborgadr KentPosts: 281
    Fairygirl said:
    Yes-- plant it now. Do you know what variety it is?
    That determines the level it's planted at, and the pruning and care etc  :)
    @Fairygirl when you say what level, I thought they all needed to go in deep. Is that not true for all of them?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,129
    No - the ones which like drier conditions - alpinas etc, don't appreciate being planted deep. The larger flowered types Group 2s and 3s do. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hello again folks
    It's a pink flowering Montana Odorato variety.  Does that help regarding depth of planting?  Thanks
    Nikki 7
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,129
    Plant it at the level it is in the pot.   :)
    Just as well you're planting it out - they aren't suited to pots. They become huge and cover house walls, buildings - garages sheds etc. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Many thanks folks
    Well, I'm so glad I didn't go ahead and plant it.  It was obviously NOT a good choice!  It would have been far too large and swamped the garden pergola it was intended for.  I'll have to get a smaller variety.  (Back to the drawing board).
    Many thanks for your advice anyway.  Much appreciated.
    Nikki7
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,129
    Take a look at the specialist sites for suitable varieties - Taylors, Thorncroft and Hawthornes. Peter Beales [roses] also do very good clematis.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Many thanks Fairygirl.  I have a Thorncroft nurseries nearby, so I'll check it out.
    Nikki7
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