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Clematis

PostPosted: Apr 27, 2006 6:57 am
by mimicook
can you take cuttings from clematis and root them. Has anyone done it? My neighbor has one that is just beautiful. Dont know the name but is dark purple and flowers are huge. We tried the seed route and i didnt get any to come up. Jan

PostPosted: Apr 28, 2006 1:46 am
by Old earth dog
Try layering. My favorite method for clems, but to answer your initial question, Yes! the can be started from cuttings.
Layering: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-8701.html

PostPosted: Jun 06, 2006 5:36 am
by AJC
The whole length of my garden is clematis hedge, there are 6 plants, 5 from cuttings of the first.

its best to do them when the flowering has finished, in a good compost with a little root hormone, it is rather hit and miss, you need to do several cuttings and may only get one make it to a plants, but it can be done, i found keeping them in a propergator worked best, even in summer.

PostPosted: Apr 28, 2007 7:35 pm
by MollyD
Just so you know clematis don't come true from seed.

MollyD