Our expert tells you how to pick and care for popular clematis blooms.
Photo: Ralph Anderson,
Early and midseason bloomers that often repeat fall into Group II, like these ‘Yaichi’ clematis. Group II predominately flower on old wood, but some varieties will also flower on new wood (shoots that emerge that year). The group features larger flowers and requires more pruning than Group I. Once leaves begin to open, remove dead wood and shape.