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Will clematis cuttings root

Posted by karyn1 MD 7 ( on
Thu, Apr 19, 07 at 20:24

A long woody stem of my clematis broke off. There's new soft growth at several places along the stem. I cut it into foot long sections, each containing new growth and put them in water. Is it possible to root them or should I just toss them in the compost pile?

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RE: Will clematis cuttings root

There is a clematis forum here and in that forum there are people who have had success doing just what you are describing. So, it can be done.

Unfortunately I am not one of them, for me such cuttings sit there and eventually rot. For new plants I either layer or just buy them.


RE: Will clematis cuttings root

Thanks, I didn't even think to check for a clematis forum.

RE: Will clematis cuttings root

Karyn, I did root a clematis in water by accident. It was just a blossom stem that I had in a vase to enjoy and it rooted. Eventually developed quite a nice set of roots but then I fooled around and let it dry out. Tried once or twice since then to root on with no luck. Definately worth trying.

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