Clematis forum: Question about pots

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 18, 2012 11:01 AM CST
I am getting ready to pot up the clematis I just received from the the co-op. These will stay in pots for awhile and maybe even until next season. What size pots should I use?

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 18, 2012 12:31 PM CST
Gallons work fine. I always pot mine up from wholesale vendors and keep them over the winter. I was just looking at mine from the co-op and from Donahue, and I haven't lost a one. Isago was the strongest grower, growing out the holes in the pots and into the ground so much that my husband had to dig them out.

If you can get pine straw mulch I put some on top of my pots so no weeds. You could also sprinkle a little weed preventer on top of the soil.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 18, 2012 12:39 PM CST
Thanks, Polly. I've got plenty of those gallon nursery pots, that's for sure. I tip my hat to you.

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 18, 2012 12:43 PM CST
You're welcome. Make sure you keep the weeds out. Those tap roots on some of the weeds can crowd out the clems.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 18, 2012 12:53 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Mar 18, 2012 7:49 PM CST
How big was the clem from the co op ? I know the price was great!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 19, 2012 4:15 AM CST
About 3-4" pot size.

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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Mar 19, 2012 5:54 PM CST
Good deal!
Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 19, 2012 6:22 PM CST
Excellent deal! One of the clems I got is about 6" high (it had already started growing when I got it) and is really looking good. I bought some from another source a couple of years ago, and while the plants were fine and the price was good, there is just no comparison! Look at this little rascal:

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 20, 2012 4:06 AM CST
Yours looks very good, woofie. I just got my co-op box a few days ago and have them potted up now. I have a couple of others I had put in small pots to give to a friend, and they are doing great! They look about like yours ... and after only a couple of weeks. Thumbs up
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Mar 20, 2012 4:17 AM CST
Mine are looking amazing already too. Was a very good deal!
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 20, 2012 4:20 AM CST
Chris, your clematis all look amazing. You have the touch. Thumbs up

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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 20, 2012 4:30 AM CST
I think I just live in a good area for them. Smiling
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 20, 2012 4:41 AM CST
Thumbs up
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