Clematis forum: Clematis for hanging baskets

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 1, 2018 9:08 PM CST
I have some Ville de Lyon group 3 clematis .. since hard pruning is recommended for this group I'm wonder if they would be a good candidate for a large hanging basket.

Any advice or tips would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Feb 9, 2018 8:32 PM CST
I think the basket would have to be really big. The mature length is 2.5 -5 m long , so it would seem the root ball needs more room than a basket would supply. There are recommendations to put a small one like Bijou which grow 1 m long in a basket. I would worry about it drying out, That is how I have lost most of mine
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 9, 2018 9:01 PM CST
Thanks for your reply! Are these guys really fast growers? The rootball of the plants I got are about the size of a golf ball. I'm thinking I could probably get away with a hanging basket the first year?
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Feb 9, 2018 9:48 PM CST
I agree with Anna.

Here's the Rootball of clematis Rooguchi just so you can see how big it gets.


Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 10, 2018 9:23 AM CST
Lol .. I see your point!
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Name: Luda
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
mishkab
Feb 21, 2018 8:19 PM CST
I wouldn't grow Ville de Lion even in a big container. It is huge plant. And it gets quite leggy. You want you flowers starting at the base of the plant not somewhere down below.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 21, 2018 8:35 PM CST
Thanks .. that was something I hadn't considered.
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