Plant in fertile, well-drained, preferably chalky soil in full sun or partial shade. Plant the top of the root ball 8cm below the soil surface. Clematis in pruning group two are the large-flowered hybrids that flower in May to June and should be pruned in late winter or early spring and after the first flush of flowers in summer. • … The large double blooms of Clematis 'Multi Blue' will provide you with a starburst of deep blue colour in early Summer and again at the end of the season, giving you twice the enjoyment of this extraordinary flower. Clematis Pruning Tips • Avoid pruning your clematis late in the season if you live in an area with cold winters. Clematis plants, including climbing vines and spreading varieties, feature large, colorful flowers.Growing them is fairly easy, but pruning clematis tends to instill fear in some gardeners. And I water them well. Flower Color • You can deadhead early blooming varieties to encourage a second bloom, but you will miss the seed heads which you can enjoy right into winter. The thing is I planted two different clematis this year at the same time. If your clematis flowers in winter or spring, it is in Pruning Group One. Prune clematis for shape at this time, removing up to one third of the plant, if needed. The time to prune this group is in late winter or early spring. This fear is unwarranted, as pruning simply comes down to when your clematis blooms. Left unpruned, clematis can turn into a mass of tangled stems with a bare base and flowers well above eye level. Suggested uses. It looks very dry and, in its first year, won't have had time to send its roots down deep looking for nutrients and moisture. Thanks Mary-Jane Plant database entry for Clematis 'Multi Blue' with 52 images, one comment, and 35 data details. As a rule of thumb, if it flowers before June, don’t prune. Repeat-flowering over a long season, Clematis 'Rosemoor' is a compact deciduous climber with large, purplish red flowers, 6 in. Tie in the stems to their supports and mulch. A Group One clematis needs little or no pruning – just give it a tidy after flowering. A vigourous variety, it would look perfect twining its way through a mature tree, or smothering a large wall or fence. Clematis 'Multi Blue' (Clematis 'Multi Blue') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years. Thanks maryinspokane those are great ideas. Remove any dead or damaged stems, and prune to fit the space you have. Regular pruning of clematis encourages strong growth and flowering and keeps the growth in check. Blooming almost non stop from late spring or early summer to early fall, this hardy, large-flowered clematis is ideal for containers and small gardens. Blue: Pruning group: Prune Light - Group 2 - Large Flowers: Aspect: Sun or Part Shade: Height: 6 - 8ft (2 - 2.5m) Flowering Time: May, June and September : Price: £12.00 : Clematis Multi-Blue has blooms as big as the average hand at 4-6" dia. Clematis pruning groups include those that flower on new growth and those that bloom on last year’s woody stem. They are in a similar area. Containers, Wallside and trellises. Cultivation. Clematis are grouped into three different categories for pruning and maintenance: Group 2: Large flowering hybrids (mid-June and rebloomers) - bloom on short stems from the previous years growth, often reblooming on the new growth in late summer. Avoid removing woody stems, if possible. Suitable for containers or in the ground, 2 flushes per year. across (15 cm), with contrasting yellow stamens. One is nice and green it's Niobe and the Multi Blue. 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