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Are these new buds on my Clematis Armandii?

fizzylizfizzyliz Posts: 325

All the white flowers have dropped off now but I’ve noticed there’s some brown bud looking things? And also some green what look like seeds heads with white bits on? Should I do anything with these? Thank you!


  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,490
    Is it in the ground?
    Are you seeing any new growths apart from what maybe new flowers buds?
    They do look like new flowers but getting rather late for them to develop.
  • fizzylizfizzyliz Posts: 325
    @bertrand-mabel thanks for your reply! Yes it’s in the ground. Yes as it’s an early flowering plant and has already flowered, I thought it was strange! What did you mean by new growth? 😊 I’ll take another photo 🙂👍
  • mikeymustardmikeymustard Posts: 456
    We've still got a few flowers on ours: its been so cold it mightve got a bit confused 🥲
  • fizzylizfizzyliz Posts: 325

    Hi @bertrand-mabel you can see the brown buds in top photo… or what I presume to be buds. In the second photo, I’m guessing these are seed pods? My new growth, there are small leaves at bottom and some higher up, wasn’t sure if this was what you meant? As it’s evergreen I presumed it would keep growing anyway?

    @mikeymustard yes it’s a possibility! Had warm sun, rain, cold, hail, the little today! The poor thing probably hadn’t got a clue what’s going on! 😌
  • Songbird-1Songbird-1 Posts: 4,007
    They both look like seed pods to me, the brown is the later version as they mature, the white is after the flower petals have shed and are starting to grow into the seed pots. 
  • fizzylizfizzyliz Posts: 325
    @Songbird-1 thank you. Should I leave them on? Or collect them and sow? X
  • Songbird-1Songbird-1 Posts: 4,007
    I would leave them on @fizzyliz until they mature. I would imagine they will disperse themselves when they are ready, but I'm not too sure how to propagate them  as I have never grown them from seed. You could have a look at to see how to propagate the seeds, it is a very good site with easy to follow instructions and pictures showing what to do. Good luck. 
  • fizzylizfizzyliz Posts: 325
    @Songbird-1 thank you so much! I’ll take a look at that then 😊 this site and everyone on here are so helpful, it’s great! 
  • Songbird-1Songbird-1 Posts: 4,007
    You're most welcome and Good luck @fizzyliz. 👍👍
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