Saturday, July 31, 2010

Clematis reticulata

Clematis reticulata

This is an outstanding clone with beautiful, richly colored flowers that was grown from seeds collected in November of 1999 in Hillsborough County, Florida. The seeds were sown in December after being soaked in a cup of water for 72 hours. The water was completely replaced with fresh water at frequent intervals in order to minimize the build-up of bacteria and fungi. After soaking for three days, the seeds were then planted in a large pot and left in a carport where they were sheltered from heavy rains but otherwise were fully exposed to all the normal temperature variations that occur in the winter in south Florida. The pot was watered as necessary to keep the soil moist and at no time were the seeds exposed to either freezing or excessively hot temperatures.

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1 comment:

Carol said...

Beautiful plant! Would you be interested in trading seeds of it for other native viorna group Clematis?