Question: What’s the best way to plant a clematis?
Answer: First, give them a site where their roots can be shaded and cool and their tops in full sun. Planting them with a ground cover or surrounded by mulch can accomplish this. They will also appreciate a loose soil giving their roots plenty of room to grow. Once they’re in the ground, don’t disturb them. They hate that. Keep the soil moist always during the first year.