Plant food usually works. Start feeding it Miracle-Gro at the start of spring. I have done this with other flowers, such as peonies, and it works! Sometimes the plant is not getting the nutrition that it needs. (03/13/2005)
There are several varieties of clematis.
I had a clematis for 18 yrs but it liked to be dormant for a few months in winter to get bigger and create more blossoms. I kept it slightly moist and put it in darkness(a closet) or just covered no light. Important keep soil loose. Use a fork to lossen any soil. Plants love it. Of course you need to feed it when you wake it up. Anything made by Scott's, which is miracle gro, ortho products, osmacote which is slow release and feed for several months is fine.
It may not be getting as much sun as it likes - they love cool roots but hot tops. You obviously are giving it cool roots since it's putting out good growth, so check the light factor. (03/13/2005)
No worries we will help you get that Clematis blooming.
I am not an expert gardener but you might want to pinch or cut back some growth so that some of the nutriants go into putting out flowers and not all leaves and vine. (03/19/2005)
By toni k.
1. Sunlight is important. There are only a few varieties of clematis that will bloom in the shade.
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