Clematis: rules for planting, care and pruning
Clematis is a magnificently flowering decorative vine that can transform your garden, hiding fences and unsightly blank walls from the eyes behind a floral carpet, twisting gazebos, pergolas, arches. Clematis amaze with their variety of colors and shades, they can be grown as a bush, in open ground, in containers on verandas and outdoor patios.
Depending on your needs, you can choose varieties of large-flowered and few-flowered, shade-loving, drought-resistant, frost-resistant, early- and late-flowering varieties. The whole variety of choices is adequately presented in the catalog of seedlings of the Becker online store.
Features of planting clematis
You can plant clematis in any part of the site, you just need to correctly choose the appropriate plant variety. It is better if this place is protected from wind, drafts and generously illuminated by the sun for six hours. To exclude moisture stagnation, a place is chosen on a hill or artificially arranged.
Tip: plant Chernobrivtsy (marigolds) or calendula at the foot of clematis, these flowers will protect the root system from overheating, scare away pests, exuding specific substances and add even more decorativeness to your plantings.
The first two years of clematis need especially careful care, which includes:
Top dressing clematis
Clematis respond extremely gratefully to fertilization, as evidenced by generous or, on the contrary, poor flowering. For top dressing use the following compositions:
Shelter of clematis for the winter
Clematis is a southern plant that needs careful shelter for the winter. However, in our gardens and household plots, many adapted hybrids and frost-resistant varieties are bred, which are quite capable of surviving frosts without extraordinary warming.
In most cases, clematis is cut by one third or simply folded into rings, laid on the ground, covered with spruce branches, boxes or a 20-30 cm layer of sawdust, foliage, and even just earth.
After snow falls, the shelter is additionally sprinkled with a snowdrift. Siberian clematis is completely left without shelter, since it can withstand colds down to -30 C.
Planting clematis in containers
Clematis are perfect for vertical gardening of verandas, terraces, balconies and loggias. In our catalog you can choose such popular varieties as «Multi Blue», «President» for container planting.
For growing in containers:
Features of growing clematis in the northern regions
Abundant and beautiful flowering of clematis can also be obtained in areas in the cold regions of Belarus. To do this, you should choose the right plant varieties. Frost-resistant varieties are suitable, for example, Ernest Markham, Violetta Pink, Jacqueman, Crystal Fountain.
Planting clematis, taking into account the climate, is best done in the spring, but otherwise, caring for the plant during the short Siberian summer is no different from the traditional one.
As you can see, the cultivation of clematis is quite feasible and pays off with a huge flowery abundance. Pink, blue, purple and purple stars of inflorescences of various sizes are capable of replacing entire flower beds and flower beds with their generous and colorful round dance, saving space for growing other crops. Choose the best varieties of clematis at Becker!