Success With Seeds Clematis

Clematis Germination Information

Clematis are the botanical names for Virgin's Bower and Vase Vine
Clematis Seed Germination How to Sow Clematis:
  • Sow outdoors in late fall for spring germination
  • Indoors, cover seed with 4X their thickness in soil
  • Germination takes 7-14 days; blooms arrive 3 months from sowing
  • Maintain a temperature alternating between 55° F nights and 72° F days.
  • Germination takes 15-20 days
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Clematis:
Location: Grow Clematis in a location where its roots can be kept slightly cool and shaded while the top of the plant receives full sun

Soil: Plants prefer a rich alkaline, well-drained soil, but will tolerate neutral to slightly acidic soils. Keep evenly moist and feed the plants moderately with a fertilizer high in phosphate. Discontinue fertilizer when the buds appear

Additional Care: Clematis requires staking or some form of support and the plants can easily be transplanted when they are large enough to handle

Appearance and Use:

A well-known climber with blooms worthly of cutting or drying, grow Clematis as a background plant, in containers or tubs, along walls, or up a tree or trellis. Climbing vines, 10-20 feet, with compound foliage, they have 2- inch blooms of pink, white, lilac, rose, blue, and crimson. The flowers are borne in summer. Plumy seed pods 1-11/2 inches long, appear in fall. Clematis plants grown from seed are not as showy as those propagated asexually from named varieties

About Clematis:
Pronunciation:  klem’ä-tis
Lifecycle:  Perennial, Climbing
Origination: Buttercup family (Ranunculacae); native to the world’s temperate region
Common Names:Virgin's Bower and Vase Vine