Clematis - Knowledgebase Question

Buffalo, Ne
Question by jwiat
April 13, 2010
I have tried different kinds of methods to propogate some of my Clematis plants. Seeds, air layering. Now I have snipped off a few of the shoots that have started to grow on the vine. I have 2 in water and have planted one in soil. Will they ever get roots and grow?
So far , no luck with the seeds I planted about 5 wks. ago.

Answer from NGA
April 13, 2010


Clematis isn't easy to propagate! I don't think the tip cuttings you set in water will sprout. Try again later this summer. You will want to take half green wood cuttings, in other words, cuttings that have just started to become hard (brown) wood. Treat the cut ends by dipping them in rooting hormone and placing them in sterile potting soil. Cuttings can take a month or two to root so be patient with them!

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