A mature Clematis in full bloom can be one of the most stunning displays in any garden. Clematis are self-climbers, and will vigorously twirl themselves higher and higher. Clematis enjoy sunny tops but cool, shaded roots so plant them where their roots are shaded by other plants or mulch thickly. We ship a two year old root and recommend that you start your new Clematis in a pot where it can be kept watered until it begins to grow and get established before transplanting it into its final location. We ship 2-year old roots.