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Boy, I did not know there was a Clematis forum, great. Saw what appears to be a newer strain of Clematis - Bill McKenzie. Could not find any plants to buy but did find some seeds. Read somewhere they might take up to 3 years to germinate. Mine came up in 2 weeks. Now, what do I do? Put them each into an individual pot? Plant outside? They are tiny. No true leaves yet. Any help will be appreciated.
Dappled shade (no sun at all) for a few days, then partial sun for a few days, then where it will grow for a few days until you're positive of those spots. If, at any point, the leaves start to burn go back a step to more shade.
OK, I just put 1/2 of my seedlings out where I want them to grow. Keep back 1/2 on porch just in case. Each about 3-4" high with 5 leaves. Suppose it wouldn't hurt to put some wire/cage over them to discourgae the rabbits.
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OK, my 2 clumps of vines are doing well. Longest is about 10 inches long. Not sure how long/big they can get before frost hits here. Since they are new and small, should I cover them up for the winter?
Update: Seedlings spent winter outdoors in a pot, covered. Planted them this Spring. They are now 7 foot tall on the south side of my porch with about 30 blooms. Yeah. Not a typical Clematis bloom at all. Yellow bells that hang down. Seeds are inside fuzzy balls. Now, I am debating on collecting seed or not.
Update - I just collected 28 of those puff ball seed heads. Been watching the seeds and they are now dry and starting to fly away. My plan is freezer for a month (kills bugs if nothing else.) Then refrig. Think I'll plant them (under lights) about Feb/March. Am I on the right track? Send me a D-mail if anyone wants some now or later.