A snapshot of results of raising seeds labelled as various species, from 2001
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This is an old page now, but the information and pictures are still adequate to convey the relevant information, so I have retained the original images.
This is just a brief script about species clematis, adeqate for the seed raising beginner. There is a lot more specific information about various species spread over the archives. The important point is that regardless of the particular species in question, all plants are treated and raised in the same way, for at least the first year.
C. texensis as seedling and mature plant
Species clematis from seed: plants from 2001 and 2002
Here are some species seedlings, with a little information on each plant. Note: where seeds are concerned, its normal to have identification issues. Certainty of identification can only follow... in the fullness of time! So all these plants are seed "raised as" this species or that, not "definitely" this species or that! By the way, that's not mildew you can see on the leaves of some of the plants on this page, but dried anti-fungal wash, which helps defeat fungi but leaves it's own mark!
C. patens - white form
A new C. patens (seed collected wild in Japan), (November 2002) seedling G93C, manages first flowers, before the winter frosts begin. Two similar photos.
Plant washed down, ready to send in post, November 2002:
Seedling G97B 2002
Clematis florida: new plants 2001 and 2002
G46 C. florida. Sequence of flowering
Below, G48A: C. florida, first bud: development sequence
Above, G48B C. florida
G56 C. florida, sequence of flowering
Other species plants
C. chiisanensis: Buds developing, to flower opening
T144 C. chiisanensis: Above plant grown from pre-germinated seed supplied by Andrew Norfield Seeds, UK.
New seedling G72F C. patens
this is just an early flower; the mature flowers will be splendid, with that pinky-purple centre..
G74C C. patens Flower opening
Seedling G40, raised as C. crispa
G61A raised as C. viorna - first batch of flowers above
Above, G61A - second batch of flowers
Above, G64F(2) raised as C. versicolor
G64K raised as C. versicolor
G76F raised from seed marked C. japonica(!). It wasn't easy to get a good photo.
Seedling G76H - raised as C. japonica (!)
It may not look too much but this floriferous C. addisonii seedling G77A, has been a highlight of the year without fail. The flowers were superb and numerous- further images to follow - for a young plant. The seed was given to me by the late, great Vince Denny, when I visited him in March 1998, from one of his own plants, and was set on 24th April 1998. Germination occurred on 6th November 1999, after about 550 days; the seedling was raised through 2000 and re-sprouted in January 2001. The flowers developed during July 2001 and the plant is at present bearing seed-heads, in my greenhouse.
The seeds develop thus:
G77A seed formation, above
G77B C. addisonii, flowering sequence
Clematis texensis; new plants 2001and 2002:
Seedling PL15 =C. texensis, first flowers:
G55B C. texensis
Seedling G55C C.texensis
G55D C. texensis: this turned out to be a very lovely plant.
G55E C. texensis; another beauty
Seedling G60C C. texensis
^ G82B C. texensis ^
G82C C. texensis
G90A C. texensis
Seedling G90B C. texensis; young and old
G91A C. texensis - flowers forming
(PLANT G91A now owned by ton hannikj)
C. texensis G91B turned out to be a floriferous seedling; above
G91C (raised as) C. texensis begins to form flowers...note the ovoid form... These photos are similar, but show an interesting form, from slightly different angles.
Seedling G91D, Clematis texensis
Other "species" plants raised in 2001 which have turned out be something other than as the seed was labeled :
Seedling G82: Click to enlarge/enlarge again.
From a batch of seed received from Texas as C. texensis, set 1/11/8 germinated 11/12/99.
G97B proves interesting. Raised as C. viorna (Canada)
Books etc on clematis:
If you would like to browse clematis-related books and other sources of information on clematis, enter "clematis" in the search-box below and click "go". Recently, many excellent clematis books have become available; the site below lists a great selection of books and other clematis-related materials. You can now purchase on-line, using a secure facility, and have books etc sent in the post.