When to Plant
Clematis can be planted as soon as the ground is workable. Like bulbs, clematis will react to the seasons with root growth in the summer and fall and top growth in the spring.
How to Plant
Plant in an area with sufficient light and a well drained soil mix. We recommend digging a 18" by 18" (45cm x 45cm x 45cm) hole and covering the bottom with a mix of rich compost and bone meal. Cover the compost mix with top soil before planting in the hole. Your watered clematis should be planted so that there is 6" (15cm) of stem below the final soil level. The stem should be ripe before burying it so if there is any uncertainty of this, leave the final fill until later in the season.
Planting in Containers
Most varieties will do well in containers but plant growth and size will depend on the size of the container used and frequency of watering. It is important to include some sort of trellis, sweet pea netting, or cedar stakes to be used as a support system. When planting Clematis in containers, make sure to use something with several drainage holes in the bottom.