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Clematis Won't Bloom

A clematis that has been planted now for 6 years and grows incredible vines, still hasn't bloomed. Would appreciate you gardening expertise.

Donna Marie


Clematis Won't Bloom

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)

By SueBee

Clematis Won't Bloom

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.


Good luck!
Dee (03/13/2005)


Clematis Won't Bloom

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)

By tedsmom

Clematis Won't Bloom

Hi Donna,
No worries we will help you get that Clematis blooming.

First: Clematis like their roots moist, well fed, and luxuriating in soil in a near neutral PH.

As we are approaching Spring, I reccomend Clematis Chow: Mix in a wheelbarrow---5 gallons of well cured horse or cow manure, 1/2 cup lime, and 1/2 cup bonemeal. Spread this mixture over the root zone of your clematis first thing in the springtime. Then add a rich mulch or compost over the soil to keep it cool and moist. Happy blooms.

By sabrina_ca

Clematis Won't Bloom

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.

Clematis Won't Bloom

1. Sunlight is important. There are only a few varieties of clematis that will bloom in the shade.

2. Are you sure you have a clematis? Sometimes a well meaning friend will share a sprout from their garden but will call it by the wrong name. (04/14/2005)

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