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milwlaukee, Wi
Question by cwilcox12345
May 7, 2010
How can I divide a clematis?


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Answer from NGA
May 7, 2010

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Without seeing the plant I don't know whether or not you can divide it. But you can easily propagate clematis. Here is how it is done: Take cuttings in the summer using stem segments with one node (where a leaf stem is attached). Moisten the cut end of the stem with water, dip into a rootinghormone such as "Rootone", dust off excess powder. Place stems in moistened soilless mix, (powdered end down), and cover with transparent plastic wrap supported by stakes. Periodically check to see if new growth is appearing. When you do see new growth, remove the plastic and transplant into separate pots. It is best to "harden off" your babies for a week or so before putting them in their permanent spots in the garden.

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