Clematis, which belongs to the buttercup family ‘Ranunculaceae’ is one of the popular garden hybrids amongst gardeners. The term ‘Clematis’ was derived from an Ancient Greek word ‘Clematis’ meaning ‘climbing or trailing plants’. There are plenty of trailing and climbing plants growing in our planet. Out of which ‘Clematis’ is only one of the few agile climbers that fall under the category of vertical plants. This plant offers a decent protection and coverage by adorning your wall or pergola. There are wide varieties of Clematis, which contains seed fluff after sprouting.
Clematis is indigenous to European continents. It usually propels with the help of twisting leaf stems, which are very long. They would scout around for support when they begin to lose their strength. Clematis can be planted in soil as well as containers. In order to prevent it from falling off the ground, it might require a ‘helping aid’ or tie them to a wooden stake or a pergola. You may even consider fasten on to walls, trees and fences. The flowers of Clematis are a delight to watch especially due to its diverse range of colors and various shapes. They usually appear in colors like pink, purple, blue and even white. The size of the flower could range from two to twenty-four centimeters. One of the ideal months to plant ‘Clematis’ is during the month of April.
Clematis is also native to one of the cities in Canada named ‘Calgary’. You would come across plenty of clematis being planted at outdoor landscape while traveling through Calgary. Most of the people residing in Calgary prefer to plant Clematis since it blends with outdoor landscape.
How to protect and conserve ‘Clematis’?
- You need to make sure that the plant is not exposed to direct sunlight instead it should be kept in a cool and dry place. Clematis goes well with perennial plants, therefore it is recommended to ensure whether the fallen leaves have adequate humus.
- Do not forget to water the plant on a regular basis to prevent it from being dried. An extra care should be taken especially if it is placed in either a pot or a container.
- In order to enhance the structure of the soil, feed the plant with a granulated dried cow manure. It is very essential during its germination in the months of March and May.
- The plant does not require feeding during the stages of flowering. However, ensure that ‘Clematis’ is growing in the proper direction.
Some of the pruning tips for clematis
- The Clematis, which is placed at landscape, should be pruned to avoid tangle of branches.
- To keep it fresh and safe, regular pruning is suggested.
Always remember to keep the plant away from direct sunlight since it adaptable only to moist conditions. Frequent watering of the plant is suggested when they are placed at the garden
Extreme care should be given to Clematis while planting them outdoors.
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