dividing clematis plants, it is important to know what species
the clematis is. Different clematis will bloom at different
times, and thus division must be done at different times as
well. Dividing clematis at the wrong time will hinder new
season growth, limit blooms and has the possibility of even
killing the plant. Observation of the growth cycle for a few
seasons is the best way to determine when division should
time to divide clematis is just before new growth will appear,
and after the plant emerges from dormancy. When this time
is reached, often in late February or March, the plant should
be dug up and dirt should be cleared away from the root system.
Many clematis plants are climbers, and will be stuck to a
fence or other such medium. It is best to simply cut the plant
off, leaving at least three to four good buds per stem.
the stems have been trimmed, the jumble of roots should be
divided and each plant made should have an even amount of
root. Now, take the separate plants and transplant them into
the garden wherever desired. Ensure that the plant will get
lots of full sun and water. It is best to plant the newly
divided plants deeply into the soil, to give the weakened
roots more protection from drought.