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
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 10, 2018 9:23 AM CST
Lol .. I see your point!
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

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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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