Clematis in pots?
Last fall I planted several clematis in large pots, necessary because I want to grow them up columns which sit on a paver patio. I chose two “bulletproof” varieties, Montana Frida and evergreen jasmine...pictured. Neither are dead nor doing well although the jasmine appear ready to pop with several blooms even though the leaves have a lot of brown. At plant nerd night, I was told clematis don’t like to be in pots!
Multnomah County Oregon
Thank you for your response. Is there any material I can add to the existing pots that might help the plants health?
I’ll include a link to OSU Extension’s basic soil, fertilizer and repotting information for containers. If you are worried about the browning on the older Evergreen Clematic ‘Freda’, I find it is fairly normal. The leaves are considered evergreen, but older ones still shed-out. It maybe more pronounced growing in containers. I’m not sure what pruning advice to offer, either, as these aren’t usually grown this way. Container growing information: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/documents/12281/containerplanting.pdf The information on evergreen Clematis mentions pruning needs. If you’ve seen large, old, unpruned plants (my neighbors have one) you understand. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/clematis-armandii