} Clematis Ville de Lyon (starter plant) Perennial vine

Clematis Ville de Lyon (starter plant) Perennial vine

$ 10.95
SKU P25223S

 Very large carmine-red petals with lighter centers. Blooms June-September. Very rich velvety flower! Pruning type 3. 

  • Blooms heavily from July-Oct.

A member of: Group 3—Late flowering cultivars
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.

Clematis are one of the most popular groups of garden perennials. These flowering vines can be worked over an arbor, threaded through other perennials or secured up a tree. Growing them is fairly easy. But pruning clematis tends to instill fear in the stoutest of gardeners. This fear is unwarranted, since pruning clematis simply breaks down to a question of when your clematis blooms. Plant bare root clematis in early spring while the plants are still dormant
1. Loosen the soil to a depth of 12” and mix in several handfuls of compost and ¼ to ½ cup of all-purpose granular fertilizer (follow package directions).
2. Dig a hole deep enough for the roots, and position the clematis so the crown of the plant (where the roots meet the stem) is right at the soil line.
3. Cover the roots with soil, allowing the growing tips to be barely visible.
Though clematis like their “heads” in the sun, the bottom of the plant should be shaded so the roots stay relatively cool.
During the first growing season, your new clematis should be watered whenever the weather is dry. Mulching around the base of the plant will help retain moisture and keep the roots cool. Sometimes clematis need a little help holding onto a trellis or structure. You can use soft twine, waxed string or even zip-ties to attach the vines and provide extra support.
Prune clematis vines to encourage new growth, which results in more flowers.
No matter which pruning category your clematis plants fall into, flowering will diminish on all clematis vines without pruning.
Left unpruned the new growth is confined to the tops or ends of the vines and that is where your flowers will be
After the flowers fade, some clematis develop decorative seed heads. These can be left in place throughout the growing season. Though it's not necessary, you can also cut off the seed heads to keep the plant looking neat. Some clematis varieties bloom again in late summer or early fall. If you think your clematis could be a rebloomer, remove only the spent flower heads and avoid cutting back the foliage.
Early spring is the best time to prune a clematis. There are two approaches to pruning. Some varieties produce new growth on last year’s vines, so they should only be pruned to shape the overall plant. Others varieties die back to the ground. Since any new growth comes from the base of the plant, all of the prior year's vines can be removed. Until you get to know your clematis, it’s best to wait until the plant has sprouted new growth. That way you can see where it's coming from and prune accordingly.
Fertilize your clematis in the spring when the first leaves start to unfurl. Follow package instructions, sprinkling approximately ¼ to ½ cup of all-purpose granular fertilizer around the base of the plant.
If your clematis outgrows its space, you can control the growth by simply cutting back the entire plant to a height of 5". This can be done in fall or early spring. Stray vines may also be trimmed back any time during the growing season.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Alec Frank
Not Good at All

The starter plant arrived much later than advertised. It arrived mostly out of its small pot, with the soil scattered throughout the box. It had exactly eight leaves, four of which were brown and crispy, and the remaining four of which were wilted. I carefully poured the soil back into the pot, adding a bit of potting soil from my own supply, watered the plant thoroughly, and acclimated it in its pot in the shade for five days. It appeared to recover. I then planted it in my garden under the new trellis. I watered it daily, and it seemed fine for about a week with one small leaf bud slowing enlarging, until the last four leaves and the bud suddenly wilted and never recovered. I then hand-inspected the root system only to find that it had almost no root tissue at all, and that what did exist was brown and withered. I have tried calling Caribbean Garden Seed six or eight times, never to get an answer or an option of leaving a voice mail message. Needless to say, I won't be buying anything from Caribbean Garden Seed again.

Carrie Lohrer

I only received one out of four plants. That's a lot of money lost. Emailed them twice, no answer.