Update 20/11/02

A snapshot of results of raising seeds labelled as various species, from 2001

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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.

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Plant washed down, ready to send in post, November 2002:  bud573.jpg (68430 bytes) 

Seedling G97B 2002

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Clematis florida: new plants 2001 and 2002

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G46 C. florida. Sequence of flowering 

Below, G48A: C. florida, first bud: development sequence

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Above, G48B C. florida 

Seedling G48D

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G56 C. florida, sequence of flowering

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Other species plants

C. chiisanensis:      Buds developing, to flower opening

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T144 C. chiisanensis: Above plant grown from pre-germinated seed supplied by Andrew Norfield Seeds, UK.

New seedling G72F C. patens

bud491.jpg (9463 bytes) this is just an early flower; the mature flowers will be splendid, with that pinky-purple centre..


G74C C. patens   bud25.jpg (53700 bytes) bud32.jpg (39945 bytes)  Flower opening


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Seedling G40, raised as C. crispa

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G61A raised as C. viorna - first batch of flowers above

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Above, G61A - second batch of flowers

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Above, G64F(2) raised as C. versicolor

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G64K raised as C. versicolor

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G76F raised from seed marked C. japonica(!). It wasn't easy to get a good photo.

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Seedling G76H - raised as C. japonica (!)

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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:

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G77A seed formation, above

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G77B C. addisonii, flowering sequence


Clematis texensis; new plants 2001and 2002:


    Seedling PL15 =C. texensis, first flowers: bud492.jpg (22302 bytes)


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G55B C. texensis

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Seedling G55C C.texensis

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G55D C. texensis: this turned out to be a very lovely plant. 

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            G55E C. texensis; another beauty

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 Seedling G60C C. texensis

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             ^                          G82B C. texensis                                      ^                           

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G82C C. texensis

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G90A C. texensis

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Seedling G90B C. texensis; young and old

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                                    G91A C. texensis - flowers forming

(PLANT G91A now owned by ton hannikj)

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C. texensis G91B turned out to be a floriferous seedling; above

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see this!

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.

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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.

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From a batch of seed received from Texas as C. texensis, set 1/11/8 germinated 11/12/99.


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G97B proves interesting. Raised as C. viorna (Canada)