Stand By Me Lavender Bush Clematis
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Clematis. A bush type Clematis that is non-vining so won't tangle around its neighbours, 'Stand By Me Lavender' is loaded throughout the summer with delightful, lavender-blue, bell shaped flowers. A simple bamboo pole tepee, tomato cage or even just some support from neighbouring plants is helpful. Height 34-38". No.1 root.
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|1||Pkg of 1||$ 35.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 32.35 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 30.55 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 28.75 / pkg|
It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting.
Clematis can be grown in full sun or light shade, but its base and roots must be completely shaded. You may need to plant something directly in front of its rootball to keep it cool and shaded. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. Bush Clematis prefers to be grown in average, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Adding lime to the soil will help to provide these conditions if your soil is naturally acidic.
These varieties bloom first on new growth beginning in midsummer, and then again on new shoots in early fall. The second round will likely produce smaller flowers than the first and flowers that were double the first time may be single the second time.
Though their growth habit makes them difficult to prune, it can be done in late winter or early spring. All shoots can be cut back to the previous year's wood, just above the base of the plant. This pruning is necessary to avoid getting a bare stem with a thick tangle above it. The spring flowers will be eliminated for that year, but the late summer flowers should still be produced. Alternatively, if you don't want to cut the entire plant back all at once, pruning can be done in stages over a period of 3 years. Each year, prune back ⅓ of the stems to 6-9" above a couple of well-developed buds.