• … They are in a similar area. Suitable for containers or in the ground, 2 flushes per year. Repeat-flowering over a long season, Clematis 'Rosemoor' is a compact deciduous climber with large, purplish red flowers, 6 in. Suggested uses. Plant the top of the root ball 8cm below the soil surface. If your clematis flowers in winter or spring, it is in Pruning Group One. This fear is unwarranted, as pruning simply comes down to when your clematis blooms. Multi-blue is a group 2 for pruning which means it gets a light trim after the first flush of flowers in late spring, early summer. And I water them well. Thanks Mary-Jane Only the Multi Blue as the yellowing leaves. 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. Remove any dead or damaged stems, and prune to fit the space you have. The thing is I planted two different clematis this year at the same time. One is nice and green it's Niobe and the Multi Blue. 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. Avoid removing woody stems, if possible. 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. As a rule of thumb, if it flowers before June, don’t prune. Dead and weak shoots should be removed and the remaining shoots cut back to 6-9 inches above a couple of well-developed buds. The color does not fade and keeps its splendid depth over time. Prune clematis for shape at this time, removing up to one third of the plant, if needed. Left unpruned, clematis can turn into a mass of tangled stems with a bare base and flowers well above eye level. Clematis Pruning Tips • Avoid pruning your clematis late in the season if you live in an area with cold winters. Thanks maryinspokane those are great ideas. The time to prune this group is in late winter or early spring. Cultivation. Regular pruning of clematis encourages strong growth and flowering and keeps the growth in check. • 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. Clematis pruning groups include those that flower on new growth and those that bloom on last year’s woody stem. Clematis 'Multi Blue' in the Clematis Database - Garden.org New and Unread Tree-Mails Containers, Wallside and trellises. Plant database entry for Clematis 'Multi Blue' with 52 images, one comment, and 35 data details. Clematis 'Multi Blue' (Clematis 'Multi Blue') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years. across (15 cm), with contrasting yellow stamens. Plant in fertile, well-drained, preferably chalky soil in full sun or partial shade. 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 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. A vigourous variety, it would look perfect twining its way through a mature tree, or smothering a large wall or fence. However, I think the main problem with yours is thirst and hunger. 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