Tennessee Gardening forum: Any experiences with growing evergreen clematis here?

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Name: Red
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knoxred
Feb 12, 2010 8:15 AM CST
The Latin on that would be Clematis armandii. I think it is generally rated a zone 7, although one of the zip code reports from DG has zone 6 listed.

My clematis trellises look so sad and empty now without any foliage showing. Something "viney" and evergreen would be nice. No ivy, please!
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Feb 12, 2010 1:29 PM CST
oh my goodness....I was just reading about those in last month's Southern Living.
I'd love to find 'Arabella'

one of my 'to do's' this year is learn how to grow clematis from cuttings. my dad has several gorgeous ones.
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Name: Red
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knoxred
Mar 18, 2010 3:07 PM CST
Evey posted that she did some research on the evergreen clematises and in the language of flowers, they mean "poverty"! It's probably a good thing I didn't find one in stock anywhere! Maybe I'll do confederate jasmine for an evergreen vine.
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Mar 20, 2010 10:21 PM CST

my dad has new growth on his and I need to move fast and figure out how to get cuttings for me.

i hope the weather holds out.
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Name: Red
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knoxred
Mar 20, 2010 10:33 PM CST
Here's a quote from Dirr (The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation) on clematis:

"Most of the large-flowered hybrids are grown from single node cuttings collected when the tight flower buds are developing. Cut just above a node and shorten internode to 1 to 2" in length. ...Two node cuttings are also used to insure that buds will break and grow after rootings. Semi-hardwood cuttings can also be used later in the season for the easier-to-root types."

He recommends using rooting powder (@ 8000 ppm IBA-talc to be precise, but really, who's going to be that specific propagating a few clems at home. The manual is written with prof. growers in mind.) Expect a success rate of 60 to 70% in 4 to 5 weeks.

Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 21, 2010 1:18 PM CST
Heat?
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Name: Red
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knoxred
Mar 21, 2010 3:09 PM CST
It doesn't mention heat, but it might be helpful. That and misting.

What bugs me about the instructions is they leave out the step I often need when rooting cuttings....."remove blackened, rotted corpses from rooting medium and discard. Begin again." Sticking tongue out
Name: Sunny
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Hineni
Mar 21, 2010 5:40 PM CST
LOL Red!
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 21, 2010 5:51 PM CST
>giggle<

I hear ya!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Red
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knoxred
Mar 21, 2010 5:58 PM CST
"Hi, I'm Red, and I'm an overwaterer. I haven't overwatered anything in several days, but the urge is overwhelming. "
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 22, 2010 7:22 AM CST
Well, geez - you would think those little things would need all the help they can get, right? And if a little is good.....
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Red
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knoxred
Mar 22, 2010 10:45 AM CST
Exactly!
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Mar 24, 2010 11:36 AM CST
well, when i read what you're writing, I can think to myself, "self, what happens when this is outside and its damp, and wet?

but so far Ive killed 4 japanese morning glories. they get a good start and then they wilt down and die. and maybe a jasmine that someone sent a cutting of. Sheese....it had lots of leaves when I got it Hilarious!

thats why you get more than one seed in a package I suppose. eh?
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