Clematis forum: Clematis seed germination questions.

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 7, 2016 8:29 PM CST
Over the years I've not had much luck in getting Clematis seeds to germinate consistently. Here is a list of the seeds I have.

Clematis Asian - Clematis stans
Clematis Pitcheri - Clematis pitcheri
Clematis Wakamurasaki - Clematis

I could sure use some advice on the best way to get these seeds to germinate!

I'm also wondering if the 'pruning group' of a species has any bearing on seed germination.

Thanks!
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Dec 13, 2016 9:44 PM CST

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I'm sorry you aren't getting any responses, Anne, and I'm afraid I'm not going to give you any advice either because I've never grown clematises from seed, but I hope someone else offers a more helpful response.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 14, 2016 6:11 AM CST
Thanks Zuzu - I think I'm going to try winter sowing.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Dec 31, 2016 9:01 AM CST
I haven't tried it either. Sorry!
Name: Luda
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
mishkab
Jan 11, 2017 12:15 AM CST
I haven't tried it either. But I found an advice to put clematis seeds with moistened perlite in a ziplog bag and put it in a fridge for four weeks. Than next four weeks keep it at room temp. Than again four weeks in the fridge. You simulate two winters. Than hopefully the seeds start to germinate. Good luck!
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Jan 11, 2017 6:13 AM CST
Thanks Mishkab .. I'll give that a try as well.
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