Clematis forum: Separating Clematis

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Name: Paul
Madison, IN (Zone 6a)
delab
May 2, 2016 5:15 PM CST
This guy is getting too big for where I have him, I know that I can't do anything now, but how do I go about separating it into two or three different plants? I know how to do it with irises and daylilies, but I don't want to ruin this one. The first time it bloomed, the flowers were about 3" across, now they are over 6" on most of them. I would just like to have them in a few different areas.

thanks in advance.


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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 2, 2016 8:07 PM CST
I'm not as brave as you are, obviously. It's so lovely that I'd be afraid to even attempt to divide it.

Maybe someone who has done can post and help you.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
May 15, 2016 7:42 AM CST
I would dig it up and just see if it separates easily, put otherwise I would try to propagate it by burrowing a stem.I would probably do that first to make sure I had a back up.I have successfully moved my clematis around. All about timing ,hole prep and attention. It is gorgeous!
Name: Paul
Madison, IN (Zone 6a)
delab
May 16, 2016 4:11 PM CST
So, I should be able to put a stem in the ground and possibly get it to root? That would be great. I'd still like it where it is, but wouldn't mind another plant or two around the rest of the house, not that I have the room, but we all know how that is. Several others would like to have one. if I can do that, I will. Thanks for the info Anna.

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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
May 16, 2016 7:52 PM CST
Pirl can probably explain it better, but pick a stem and scrape the outer layer. Bury it in some good quality soil and place a rock or something to hold it down....and wait. You will know if it is viable if you see the rest of the stem remains alive.

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