Clematis stops growing

Asked June 16, 2020, 8:30 AM EDT

My clematis gets about 2 ft tall then just stops!! I planted a day Lilly near it to shade the roots, it is in lots of sun. Beautiful blooms and leaves, but just won’t get any taller. Help please

Saline County Kansas

1 Response

Clematis are slow to establish but it sounds like yours has been in place for a while. The more energy the plant stores this summer, the more growth you should see next spring. Concentrate on watering this summer (keep soil moist but not waterlogged) and let's see what happens next year. You may fertilize once in the spring as growth starts but once the plant is growing well, may not be needed.