How do you care for a potted clematis?
Similarly, you may ask, how do you winterize clematis in pots?
Overwintering clematis plants in pots is possible even in the coldest climates. If your container will not tolerate freezing temperatures, move it to a place where it will not freeze. If the clematis is healthy and in a freeze-safe container that is at least 2 feet in diameter, you do not have to provide mulch.
Subsequently, question is, should you cut back clematis? Clematis should only be pruned sparingly. They tend to bloom earlier, in the spring. After their bloom show is over you can give them a light pruning. All you want to do is clear out dead wood and keep the stems tidy.
Also question is, what are the best clematis to grow in pots?
The best clematis to grow in containers in the small garden The best varieties include: Fleuri, with its very deep velvety purple flowers and the deep purple- blue Chevalier; it produces single, semi-double, and fully double flowers at the same time on the same plant.
What can I feed my potted clematis?
Spread a slow-release, potassium-rich fertiliser around the base of the plant, such as a rose fertiliser or specialist clematis fertiliser. Apply a mulch afterwards of organic matter such as well-rotted manure or compost. For the best flowering make sure you feed your clematis in late winter or early spring every year.