Clematis forum: Will clematis overwinter in containers?

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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Apr 13, 2012 11:17 AM CST
I am thinking of trying crystal blue fountains in a large container that has a builtin trellis. Has anyone overwintered clematis in containers in the north?
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Apr 14, 2012 1:19 AM CST
I have. If the plants aren't real big yet in the fall I might bury the container in the ground for the winter. I have one that I just let sit next to the garage over the winter the last few years and that one has done fine too.
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daylilydreams
Apr 14, 2012 6:58 AM CST
Thanks for your reply. I am thinking I will give it a try that way see if it works. Then I won't always have to buy annual vines and save some money in the long run, those annual vines keep getting more expensive.
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goldfinch4
Apr 14, 2012 7:00 AM CST
I try to buy as few annuals as possible, because of the expense. Be sure to let us know how overwintering in a pot works for you.
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daylilydreams
Apr 14, 2012 7:09 AM CST
I certainly will report back on what happens next year. One more question which ones did you have in pots?
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Apr 14, 2012 7:29 AM CST
Bijou, Niobe and Omoshiro.
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daylilydreams
Apr 14, 2012 7:48 AM CST
Thanks for the info Chris. I have Bijou planted in the ground with a small obelisk will see how it does this year.
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Apr 14, 2012 7:53 AM CST
Good luck! Thumbs up
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Roses_R_Red
May 1, 2012 6:58 AM CST
I have lots of Clematis in the ground, some old and some just out of the pots last year. It takes mine at least 3 years to look really good. One thing I also do is put a few Blushing Susie seeds, Cardinal Climber seeds and Japanese Morning Glory seeds in some cups on the window sill and have lots of annual vines very cheap. They are sooo easy to grow.
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ge1836
May 6, 2012 2:45 AM CST
Wintering works here in Z6a.I have Bilou a short on bred for containers and Vagabond thats a bit taller 6 feet I think.Its back for the second year.

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Its in a protected area but our winters are awful as far as freezes goes
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daylilydreams
May 6, 2012 9:32 AM CST
Thanks for the information everyone! I did pick up some annual vines to use for this year and do realize that it will take the clematis several years to get established. I have about a dozen or so planted in different areas of the yard. This will be my first attempt at growing them in pots.
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