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Re: Re: Clematis/planting deeper


Please explain the planting deeper thing. More of the vine below the soil
line then mulch it to death? I know where I want to plant the Niobe but it
is on chain link. This is my first attempt at Clematis in years as I've
never had luck with them. I've always coveted the Niobe and would really
like to get off to a good start. 
Thanks!


Andrea H
hodgesaa@earthlink.net
EarthLink Revolves Around You.


> [Original Message]
> From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 1/24/2005 10:11:13 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Clematis
>
> In a message dated 1/24/05 8:26:20 AM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
>
> << It's happened to my C. henryi >>
>
> Kitty, you are speaking of Clematis wilt which causes the foliage to turn 
> black.  This does not kill the plant but must be cut back to good growth
which 
> could be below soil line.  The large blooming C are prone to that such as
henryi 
> and Nelly Moser.  Plant your clematis deeper to help prevent this.  I'm
sure 
> you know this.  
>     My favorite C are the vitacella group which are longer, smaller and
more 
> prolific bloomers, generally speaking and are a  3 pruning group (meaning
you 
> prune to within a few nodes of the soil line early spring after growth
has 
> started)  I like this group of Cs  because it gives you a nice clean
start with 
> the new growing season particularly if growing into/with another plant
such as 
> a shrub, rose or another C.
>     Ceres
>
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