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Care Instructions for Your Blushing Bridesmaid Clematis

Here’s how to get the most enjoyment from the Blushing Bridesmaid Clematis

QUICK REFERENCE GROWING GUIDE
  1. Location—The vine should be planted in partial sun or have at least four hours of direct sun. Roots prefer shading, which can be supplied by small perennials, rocks or mulch.
  2. Planting Distance—4-6' apart.
  3. Soil—Will do well in any well-drained soil.
  4. Bloom Time—Early Summer
  5. Mature Height—4-6'
  6. To Plant—Dig a hole twice the size of the pot your Clematis is in. Carefully remove the plant from the pot. Score a vertical mark on all four sides of the root ball to encourage roots to grow out into the surrounding soil. Hold the plant in the hole, so that the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in soil around the root ball, and firm soil around the plant with your fingers to remove any air pockets.
  7. Water thoroughly after planting.
  8. Be aware that it could take a year for Clematis to bloom.
  9. Hardiness Zone: 4-9


Clematis are grown and admired the world over. These vigorous, hardy vines may be trained to grow on fences, arbors, walls and trellises, where the emerald green foliage creates a dramatic backdrop for the beautiful blooms.

Your Clematis have been shipped as potted plants. Plant as soon as possible. But please be patient! Clematis plants take their time to adapt to their new home.

SOIL PREPARATION

Although Clematis do well in most garden soils, for optimum results you can:

  1. Spade or rototill the soil to a depth of 12-15''.
  2. Mix in a generous 2-4'' layer of dehydrated manure, garden compost or peat moss, and Spring Hill’s Advanced Formula Plant Food. Mix these thoroughly. (If soil is already rich in garden loam and well drained, the addition of Spring Hill’s Advanced Formula Plant Food will provide the ideal conditions for superior growth and blooming.)

CONTINUING CARE

When rainfall is less than 1'' a week during the growing season, water your Clematis thoroughly each week. A 2-4'' layer of mulch will help retain moisture. Mulch, decorative rock, or small perennials will keep their roots cool. Because Clematis are very hardy, there is no need for winter protection. Each spring, apply a surface dressing of Spring Hill’s Advanced Formula Plant Food to your plants, scratch into soil and water thoroughly.

Special Note: It is normal for Clematis vines and foliage to appear withered and dry when dormant. Don’t be discouraged if the top growth is slow to reappear in spring. Just give your plants time to develop a vigorous root system, and you’ll be rewarded with years of beauty

Flowering and Pruning Chart
Blushing Bridesmaid Clematis Blooms on last year’s wood in early summer Little pruning is needed. May be pruned very early in spring to maintain shape and remove dead or broken stems.





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