Clematis forum: The President

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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Jun 10, 2015 9:15 AM CST
Just ordered this clem from Brushwood Nursery. Can't wait to get it planted! I wasted $14.98 at Sam's Club earlier this
spring on a box of 4 clems, Belle of Woking and Jackmanii. None, NONE, of them even sprouted. No more wasted
money on plants at Sam's Club. Also took a chance on a Pink Lemonade blueberry at Tractor Supply, even though it
looked pretty dead. Brought it home, planted it, kept it watered. Yep; it was dead as a door nail, but I returned it to
TS and they refunded my money. I do have a Rouge Cardinal planted by the mailbox that I purchased from Lowe's.
It's growing but veryyyy slowly. Sigh!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Jun 10, 2015 9:58 AM CST
You'll be happy with The President. It was one of our first 18 clem's - then bought at Wayside in collections of 9.
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For anyone who buys clematises with poorly established roots - pot them up individually and mulch them very well. It gives them a better chance and I've had much success with some pitiful specimens, like Dr. Ruppel...

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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
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Hemophobic
Jun 10, 2015 10:04 AM CST
Wow. Arlene! That's a gorgeous Dr. Ruppel. I have that clem at my other house. I need to bone up on how to take
cuttings and propagate it. I also have H.F. Young there and it's a beauty, too!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Jun 10, 2015 10:25 AM CST
Thanks.

Cuttings never worked for me. Layerings do very well so give it a try. Select a supple stem (not woody) that's willing and able to bend down to the earth. Remove the leaves at the node (or two nodes - better chance of success) and scratch up the soil where they'll be touching the earth. Lay down the stem, cover with a minor amount of soil, then add a brick that will keep the stem and nodes cool, be sure to water the area well. Check for roots about six months later. Transplant the following spring.

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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
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Hemophobic
Jun 10, 2015 10:35 AM CST
So do I also scratch the stem before putting it to the soil? I've layered hydrangeas this way and that is the only way I've
ever had success propagating them. Leaf cuttings never work for me!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
Jun 10, 2015 10:55 AM CST
Yes, it won't hurt after you remove the leaves but go slowly. It's easy to "scratch" just hard enough to break the stem.

Hydrangeas have to be even easier than coleus - cut, strip leaves at the bottom, stick them in moist soil in a semi shaded spot and you'll have new plants. Both hydrangeas and coleus get roots all along the stem, not just the nodes.


Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
Image
Hemophobic
Jun 10, 2015 11:06 AM CST
Sweet! Many thanks.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
Jun 10, 2015 11:12 AM CST
You're quite welcome.

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