I lost a 5 year old, well established Clematis when it was in full bloom in late June. I clipped off all the dead vines, eventually it died completely and I cut and removed all dead vines to the soil line. This week the clematis that is on the trellis next to it, same age, is now showing signs of dying. 2 clematis side by side on the front of my house. My question - should I dig the roots up and replant in the spring? The literature said they would come back, but the one that died in June has not regrown. If I shouldn't replant the clematis vines, do you have a suggestion for plants to replace them? SW facing, full sun, very well drained soil and they get watered daily because of the window boxes on either side - I use an automatic watering system. Thanks!
Pope County Minnesota