how to start clematis from cuttings?

dragonflyjjoyd(z5 MI)June 7, 2005

i need help on how to start clematis cuttings. how old does the mother plant need to be. and do you take the cuttings from new growth or old ?

thank you in advance

jessica

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georgez5il(z5 IL)

Age not important but must have enough bulk to permit the taking of cuttings.
The cutting should be of firm new growth. apply 0.3% IBA (Rooting hormone) stick in well drained soil & mist taking 28-75 days to root.
can also use seed or division.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2005 at 10:06AM
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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

When cuttings take this long to root, can they harden off in fall properly? It will be late summer by the time they're rooted!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2005 at 9:31AM
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Mikey(SoCal-Z10-22/23)

I've tried taking clematis cuttings but I don't have the patience to mist or bag them and thus I haven't had success with that method. However, soil layering has worked everytime for me.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2005 at 11:21AM
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sandy0225(z5 Indiana)

Mine start themselves, from a fall blooming clematis. where it touches the ground, it roots. So I think layering would work great.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2005 at 7:57AM
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cheerpeople

This is good to know!! I will try layering mine
thx!
Karen

    Bookmark   June 12, 2005 at 8:42AM
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sassenach

what do you mean by layering?

    Bookmark   May 15, 2010 at 5:57PM
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