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icanhear
Apr 17, 2017 12:08 PM CST
I removed a sweet autumn clematis a few years ago but it germinated all over my yard. Now every Spring I get clematis shoots everywhere that have been withstanding weed killers. How do I get rid of this annoying growths amidst my grass ?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 18, 2017 1:26 PM CST
Welcome! and good luck on that.

I have been battling the Sweet Autumn Clematis seedings for 20 years. I don't understand where all those seeds are even coming from after all this time.
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Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Apr 19, 2017 10:35 AM CST
Clematis terniflora spreads not only by seed, but also by root runners. We are slowly but surely killing it off by using glysophate (roundup undiluted)) painted on the leaves and stems with a small foam paint brush. If you remove the plant, make sure you get ALL of the roots.

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