How to Plant a Clematis

Their elegance, color, variety and exquisite flower shapes have catapulted clematis to the top of the climbers' charts. Plant them with care and you will enjoy these superstars for many years to come.

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Aftercare

Gently firm the soil with your foot and tie stems to an obelisk or other support. Water in well. Add a thick mulch of organic matter, keeping it clear of the stems. Continue to water regularly until the plant is established.

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