The Q&A Archives: Container Clematis in Zone 5/6

Question: I would like to grow clematis in containers. I live in western Pennsylania in Zone 5/6. Which types of clematis do well in containers, what size should the containers be and do I bring them indoors in the winter? Thank you. F. Holinda Rochester, PA

Answer: A. Clematis roots need a cool environment, a condition that a pot would not provide. I would not recommend growing it in a pot unless you could shade the pot itself while the plant would be in sun. You should not bring theplant inside for the winter but will have to insulate the pot to protect the roots so they don't freeze. Surround the pot with hay bales or wrap in some sort of insulating material.

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