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Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Aug 11, 2019 6:09 PM CST
I finally got my grubby garden gloves on some Clematis texensis seeds Hurray! I have never grown this before. I would love to see photos anyone has and of course any advise on growing from seed. I read clematis takes along time to germinate but none of the articles I could find talked about Clematis texensis specifically. I love clematis but it just does not do well here at all. The plant I collected the seeds from are in full sun with no irrigation on the side of the road by my property so I have pretty high hopes it will do well for me. It looked really good this spring with all the rain but looks half dead now. I almost forgot where it was at. The seed heads are pretty in themselves. I am wondering if I can start them now or wait for spring?
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 11, 2019 7:01 PM CST

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Go to the Wildflower Center website. The answer is on the Mr Smarty Pants column. (Its from a May 25, 2015 column). Should still be good info. Plant is also known as Scarlet leatherflower. Id send link, but not home
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Aug 12, 2019 1:41 PM CST
Thanks Sandi, I will take a look. I don't think I saw that in my search.
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Aug 12, 2019 1:50 PM CST
Found it https://www.wildflower.org/exp...

I guess I will put them in 4'' pots stick them under a tree and forget about them until spring.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 13, 2019 12:52 PM CST

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Well, put a few seeds in a few of those pots and see if the ones that have "company" grow better!
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Aug 13, 2019 3:49 PM CST
Do you mean multiples of clematis or another plant type? I have seeds from my pearl milk weed vine and the native yellow passion vine I wanted to try and germinate. I did well selling butterfly host plants on ebay this spring and want to focus more heavily on natives next year. I am not actively working in horticulture anymore aside from selling online so I am trying to find things I can successfully grow without a greenhouse for the spring rush. I do want some of the clematis for personal use in my garden so I will plant a few of those seeds where I want them and let nature do it's thing. I hope to report back with some good news.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 13, 2019 8:06 PM CST

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We
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Aug 13, 2019 8:20 PM CST
Bubbles said:We


Are we speaking French tonight? Big Grin
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 13, 2019 8:51 PM CST

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Shut up! We were in the car and old leadfoot took off from the stop light just as I started to finish post. Anyway!....There's a couple of plant books that I dearly love. One is: What A Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz, Ph.D. He's a biologist that writes about how plants actually sense danger and alert the other plants, etc... It makes me think before I yank a puny plant out of the beds, ....that maybe I should give it a little more time to recoup.

He also writes that seedlings seem to be able to communicate feelings of danger, etc. to the other plants. They seem to be able to know up from down, etc. I just think that having some plants growing in the same pot will be company for them and maybe, just maybe...they will all come up and be perfect little specimens in spring!



Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Aug 13, 2019 9:34 PM CST
Ha ha.... good. I don't know that many words in French.

I have noticed my potted plants generally do better with two or more growing in the same pot, so I can see how for some seeds it could be a beneficial thing. I will do both and see how it goes. I always love a good experiment.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 13, 2019 10:08 PM CST

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Me too!
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 13, 2019 10:32 PM CST
Me too. I always loved 'Watch Mr. Wizard'.

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