How do I plant clematis rootstock?
You're not alone in puzzling about which end is up on a bare-root plant. The root should have fine hairlike growths on it and be much more flexible than the stem part. When planting bare-root clematis, set it deep in the hole so the crown is 3-4 inches underground. Backfill the hole with compost. Bank more compost in a circle around the newly planted clematis and water well.
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