Clematis forum: Do Clematis seeds require cold treatment to germinate?

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Mar 7, 2011 12:32 PM CST
Dear All,

I wanted to ask if Clematis seeds require cold treatment to germinate, or do they germinate better (i.e., higher % germination) when subjected to cold temperatures? I have a bunch of seeds I received in a trade a few years ago, and with about another month of cold night time temperatures left to go, I wanted to take advantage of natural conditions to germinate them. Any advice would be great for a newbie to Clematis.

Best regards,

Joseph
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Mar 7, 2011 7:43 PM CST
Joseph, I have never grown Clematis from seed, mainly because I've always heard that germination can take as long as a year, but here's a link to Brian Collingwood's information about it. He's a recognized expert in the field.

http://www.bcollingwood.com/Ge...
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Mar 7, 2011 8:09 PM CST
Hi Zuzu,

Thank you so much for the reply and the information! I appreciate it very much.

Joseph

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