Clematis forum: Any Clematis experts around?

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Name: Connie
Edmonton, Alberta area (Canada (Zone 3a)
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conniepr27
May 25, 2016 6:17 AM CST
I found an old neglected Clematis flowering in and abandoned area of my property today. Decided to move it to an area where I have two other Clematis. Dug it up. It only had one three foot vine on it but two blooms! Got it to the new site, placed it in the hole and realised it broke off at the ground level. 😞. Do you think it will come back up from the roots? And is there any way the vine can be used to grow roots to start some more small ones from the nodes on the vine?
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 29, 2016 8:21 AM CST
So pretty. The roots are what's most important and it will grow again. Give it manure, compost, bone meal and a good drink of Epsom Salt (1 tablespoon to a gallon of lukewarm water) to get it moving again. I've never had success with clematis cuttings but you can put the flowers in a vase to enjoy.

Be sure to mulch it very well to keep the roots moist.
Name: Connie
Edmonton, Alberta area (Canada (Zone 3a)
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conniepr27
May 29, 2016 11:04 AM CST
Thanks for the tips, Arlene! I've been giving them a bucket full of water each day and I do have one more bag of compost I could sprinkle around them. I do have epsom salts, which I sprinkled around a couple of rose bushes, but I never thought of dissolving it in water first. I'll do that today for the newly transferred Clematis roots. Thanks, again!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 29, 2016 2:23 PM CST
You're welcome. They shouldn't be needing a bucket of water each day. I hope that's just very temporary. Mulch to the rescue!
Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4a)
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mnmat
Jun 4, 2016 9:41 AM CST
I saw a video on youtube about starting cuttings from a clematis. They cut a 3' vine, removed the flowers and the growing tip. Then they cut below each node (or above each leaf pair, if its easier to understand), dipped each new stem in rooting hormone, planted it in 4" pots using a good potting soil and slid the whole thing into a clear plastic bag and stored it in the shade. I don't really remember how long they said it would take but you could tell if you see new growth. Plant them in the fall.

I plan on trying this as soon as I can find a vine with no flowers.
Meri
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Jun 4, 2016 10:39 PM CST

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Name: TXdoodlebug
Republic of Texas (Zone 9a)
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TXdoodlebug
Jun 5, 2016 7:52 AM CST
I have a clematis in a container that I love and it bloomed very well about a month ago. What do I do now? Should it be pruned or the old flower heads removed. Thank you!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 5, 2016 11:36 AM CST
Which clematis is it? Every "group" or "class" has its own pruning requirements. Post a photo if you're not sure of the name and we'll all try and help you identify it.
Name: Julie
Eugene, Oregon (Zone 8a)
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JulieInEugene
Jul 2, 2016 12:41 AM CST
I have the same request as TXdoodlebug. Here's a picture of mine, taken late April of this year. No blooms since these. Is it done flowering for the year? I'd appreciate any advice. Thank you I tip my hat to you.

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