Richard's Clematis

nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,408

Last year generous forum member Richard Hodson shared lots of his clematis seeds with us

This is the story so far with mine. I have one set that hasn't germinated yet, but as the last but one has only recently germinated I'm still hopeful.

Thank you Richard

Has anyone else got any photos?




  • Richard HodsonRichard Hodson Posts: 625

    Excellent  !!  There could be something special from the Lemon Beauty, Diamond Anniversary and Twinkle, fingers crossed.  The other seeds could still germinate, some take an awful long time. The mandshurica can be planted out now, I hope it is a good scented form.  Word of warning, be careful with the My Angel offspring, they can be quite invasive, lovely flowers and seedheads but rampant, thanks for showing.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,408

    Thanks Richard, mandshurica will be planted.

    Diamond Anniversary offspring seems pretty robust as well

  • Richard HodsonRichard Hodson Posts: 625


    This is mom Diamond Anniversary.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,408

    Lovely, she's beautiful

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 11,020

    She is a beauty.  No seeds here but I shall post a pic of the wee Maxima plant Richard kindly sent me last autumn.  it's doing very well.

    I bought a My Angel the other day along with Astra Nova, I am Happy, Jackmanii Purpurea and Tie Dye.   All now potted on into deeper pots while I get on and make new beds.   It may be a while......

    Clematis get going much earlier here than in Belgium and I already have good strong growth on Blue Angel, Crispa, Jan Fopma, Lambton Park and two more whose labels have mysteriously disappeared - all brought from Belgium in big pots.

    I'm looking forward to finding some good alpinas.   They always got frozen to death in my Belgian garden.

    Last edited: 29 March 2017 08:51:39

    The Vendée, France
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 20,033

    That's gorgeous Richard. I'm not keen on pastel colours, but that's stunning.

    Very  impressed with your seedlings nut. image 

    Hope you get more success with the alpinas in the new plot, Obelixx. I'm looking to get a few more for here. I think I prefer the flower size of them to the other earlies too, and also the shape and habit. 

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,004

    lily kindly sent me 2 tiny clematis 'twinkle' a few weeks ago, I must thank both her and Richard, they are still only 3 inches high but looking very healthy

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 11,020

    Here she is with the new clems lurking at the back.


    The Vendée, France
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 11,020

    Fairy - I really like the alpinas and the macropetalas but they always came into leaf and bud just in time to be frozen to death by a late heavy frost.  Even a montana Elizabeth was wiped out one year - only covered a  20m fence and then gone in one b-night and never recovered.

    Should be OK here as -6C is the worst we've had and they consider this cold round here.

    The Vendée, France
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 15,258

    Mice got all but 6 of my seedlings last year. image

    Some more in the propagator so fingers crossed for this year.

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