Clematis forum: Starting clematis from seeds

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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Apr 7, 2012 5:26 AM CST
A friend gave me seeds from her MIL's multi-blue clematis and I forgot to plant them. Is it too late to get them started now? I was going to start it in a large nursery pot, do you think that would work, then when it started developing into a vine, transplant it in flowerbed and give it a trellis to climb.

Would appreciate any input from veteran clematis growers.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Apr 7, 2012 8:01 AM CST
I have never started seeds, but I think most varieties are very slow to germinate. You need a sealed baggy with damp vermiculite and keep away from direct sunlight. It may takes months!
Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Apr 7, 2012 11:26 AM CST
Thanks for the advice. I have a baggy and vermiculite. Do I need to check the moistness of the vermitculite from time to time? If I find it is getting dry, should I just mist the soil with a spray bottle or mist spray on garden hose?
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Apr 7, 2012 11:31 AM CST
I'm watching this thread because I too want to start some from seeds. Do they come true?
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 7, 2012 1:01 PM CST

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They'll only come true if they're seeds from a species clematis. Otherwise, they probably won't.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Apr 7, 2012 8:45 PM CST
Thanks, Zu. Give Jasper a kiss 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: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 7, 2012 8:47 PM CST

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I will, Angie. He's still a big fat sweetie.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Apr 7, 2012 8:49 PM CST
He's my gorgeous boy!
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: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Apr 8, 2012 9:13 AM CST
Who is Jasper? Confused Inquiring minds want to know!
I guess in theory no moisture would escape but it would be a good idea to check from time to time
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 8, 2012 11:26 AM CST

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Sorry, this is Jasper.

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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Apr 8, 2012 11:56 AM CST
AWWW! Smiling
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
Apr 17, 2012 1:53 PM CST
Zu, he's the most beautiful thing in your garden! Thanks for another great photo of him. We have a black cat who wants to move in with us now. Actually, I think he's already moved in; we just haven't acknowledged it yet Whistling
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

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