Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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Not sure what is going on with my Sweet Summer Love Clematis. I planted it right when I received it and it has been several months and there is no new growth on it. The plant looks healthy it just doesn't seem to grown.
Hello! Thank you for leaving feedback. When transplanting young plants from a nursery pot to a garden, the plant allocates more energy to root development instead of shoot development (above ground). It's important for them to develop a robust root system so they can actually absorb the nutrients and water in the soil around them. Then after their root system is more developed they'll invest in their shoots and flower development. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. We hope this helps. Happy Gardening!
I received this plant for free with an order in 2020 and now I love the Clematis. It grew up and back over the top of the 6 foot Trellis with lots of beautiful blooms.
At this point they are healthy and have began to vine. Clematis's are fickle, so I am in a waot and see mode. Thank you!
How much water does this clematis require.
Took very long to arrive summer 2021. Small plants gave us 2-3 blooms and now have yet to appear this year. Am convinced that mail order plants are a huge risk. Best to get to a garden center and select your plant yourself.
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We're sorry to hear that your plants took longer to arrive than anticipated. As noted on our website, all of our plants are shipped as young plants with well established root systems. Perhaps you're familiar with the old saying about plants: first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. With proper care, you will see growth on your new plants. Happy Gardening!
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