"When I get a new clematis, I prune the top off about 3 inches, then plant it. The main plant will send up more new shoots, and the little top grows a new plant!! Wish I would have know this 20 years ago! So much fun. I…"
"I just found a volunteer vine growing about 2 feet from my original plant, and dug it up and transplanted to my front garden on Monday. Today I noticed the tip died, but a completely new shoot came off the main vine and seems to be happily…"
"I know this is an old question. But I'm happy to say I had success with starting two clematis' this year. I took a few cuttings and two out of about 5 made it. They have little green leaves poking up around the base…"
"I just read an article that you can propagate them by cutting the new growth and cutting one side of the leaves of leaving the other side, dipping the tip in rooting hormon and putting it in the potting soil up to the leaves. I don't know if it…"
"I understand that you can propagate clematis through layering technique. Bring down to the ground a strand of clematis, remove part of the hard outer skin, pin down to the ground and cover with soil. When roots develop at the scored site you can…"
I have several clematis in my yard that I would love to start new plants from. I have collected seeds hoping to start them in my greenhouse. Up to this point I have tried several times with no success. Any one have any info??? Or any successes they would like to share?See More
"I don't seem to have much of a bug problem, but I have noticed lots of frogs in my greenhouse. I love them. They I am assuming is what is keeping the bugs to a minimum. There is nothing in my garden that has brought me quite as much joy as the…"
"Thanks Charlotte and Lorraine. These astilbes and ferns are against the north side of the house, so they are in shade most of the day. Lorraine, you're right that astilbes (and ferns) will scorch if they get too much hot sun."