Growing SAC from seeds

pizatioDecember 17, 2010

Here's what I have. A pack of SAC seeds stored in a dry plastic sealed bag. I have a special germinating seedlings grow station and sterile soil to go with it. The only question is when and how do I go about starting this up. There is directions on how to use the germinating flat but im not sure when I should be doing this and where I should put it, outside/sun,part-sun, etc... Should I wait until spring or should I start it now in winter?

thanks

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gardengal48

Boy, it's questions like this that really bring home the fact that Miguel (nckvilledudes) is not still with us - he would have had an answer for you in a heartbeat. The best I can offer is a link to Brian Collingwood's website. Brian has extensive experience in growing clems from seed and has documented his efforts in detail.

FWIW, SAC (C. terniflora) apparently has an ability to seed itself quite easily....to the point where it is considered invasive in certain parts of the country, so it shouldn't be too difficult to germinate by intent :-)

Here is a link that might be useful: Collingwood clematis seed growing site

    Bookmark   December 17, 2010 at 8:42PM
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michael_in_chicago(z5)

Terniflora seeds germinate easily. Sprinkle them on top of your soil, covering them only very lightly with soil. I've had good luck giving them 6 weeks of warm, then 6 weeks in the fridge, then back to warm.

They will germinate without the cold period but it is easier this way.

If you are in a zone warmer than z5 they can be annoyingly fertile! In fact they are prohibited in some warmer states. Gooduck!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 10:58AM
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