I really love growing clematis, their smell and beautiful flowering. Recently I learned about winter-hardy clematis. This was interesting because I cover my clematis for the winter. Sometimes especially when there is no snow, they freeze out.
Here are some tips I've learned from knowledgeable gardeners with extensive experience growing evergreen clematis.
These clematis are classified as either evergreen or semi-evergreen. Many of them have a pleasant smell, and they all prefer poor or drier soils that are not too wet.
While reading these gardening tips, I got to thinking: the soil is quite wet in my garden. Where can I choose a place for winter-hardy clematis?
Gardeners advise not to grow these clematis in strong winds or on heavy soil that is prone to water logging. They will not develop and possibly die. Evergreen clematis need shelter with a wall or a strong fence, the soil must be very well drained.
I thought that I would make a drainage for planting clematis, although it is laborious.
Evergreen clematis have a natural dormant period in mid-summer when they look "tired". In extreme heat, they can shed their leaves.
Since these clematis bloom in November-March, I doubt how frost-hardy they are. If I leave evergreen clematis uncovered for the winter, will they bloom?
Perhaps you have such evergreen clematis growing in your garden. Share your experience. I would like to know your advice. Thank you.
P.S.photos from the internet