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WANTED: how do u root clematis

Posted by the_scottman Iowa (the1scottman@yahoo.com) on
Sat, Oct 13, 07 at 1:16

is this easy or is there a trick to it... also i have seeds from a purple and a plant with white flowers that grows along about 15 foot of fence ..


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RE: WANTED: how do u root clematis

Hi I have tried several ways ro root clemantis,But the easiest,way I found is with the fish bubbler,it really works,You have to take new cuttings and cut off the bottom leaves put in a jar put in the bubbler,it takes a couple months,But people on here passed this info to me,Marcella


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RE: WANTED: how do u root clematis

what is a fish bubbler?


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RE: WANTED: how do u root clematis

a pump with an air hose for an aquarium.

The bottom line is that Clematis are not easy plants to successfully take cuttings from and ship for trades.


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RE: WANTED: how do u root clematis

This is how I did it. I get a 4-6 inch pot with damp potting soil and set it next to the host plant. Take a green vine, scrap a little off of the side place the scrapped part facing down on the soil, put soil on top,(you might want to put something on top of it to keep it in the soil in the pot). keep the soil damp. Wait about a month or two until roots develop and then cut off from parent plant. The cuttings bloomed two years later.

Chere


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RE: WANTED: how do u root clematis

Dang!!! that is cool I will try that next spring. As for the bubbler thing I will try that this fall.


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