clematis | Another favorite vine that you will often find climbing arbors and mailbox posts is Clematis. Clematis varieties can bloom either in the fall or spring and evergreen varieties are also available. They produce a flush of flowers anywhere from 4 to 6 inches in diameter and come in a huge range of color choices. These are easily grown in zones 3-9.
A healthy happy Clematis is a fast grower and is filled with flowers so to keep your plant in good shape you must feed it properly. In spring you will need a low nitrogen fertilizer such as 5-10-10. This should be done once the bulbs are 2 inches long. Alternate feedings every 4 to 6 weeks with a balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer