Feed with liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season.
A newly planted clematis needs lots of water to get established especially if your planting it along a wall or fance, or there is a dry spell.
I prune my clematis back in mid-May here in Ontario, Canada. Zone 5
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By Betty from Warrensburg, MO
What do I feed a clematis so it thrives and blooms a lot?
Feed it food for tomato plants, they love it. A handful of lime around the clematis in the early spring is good too because they like a sweet soil.
Is it possible to grow clematis in a hot climate? We grew them very successfully in the UK so have some experience, but would appreciate any tips for growing them in Turkey. We live in a forest by a river, but although it's not as hot as some places it does still reach 50c at the height of summer.
By Suzanna H from Turkey
The only thing you have to remember is that their feet need to be shaded and water often and you will do fine. the top likes the sun and the roots like being shaded whether by another plant or with mulch. I mulch heavily and water often in hot weather and have no problem. During the 90 degree weather here in the summer it doesn't bloom as much or as big of blooms but still showey and I am happy with it. Hope this helps.