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Clematis vitalba

Common name(s): Traveller's Joy, Old Man's Beard

Plant type: deciduous vine
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed, layering, grafting/budding

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: secondary, leaf-bud
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood, hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 3000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 75 degrees F
Time to rooting: 3-4 weeks
Comment: Shade in Summer, frost protection in Winter.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: late Summer
Time of year to sow seed: no information
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F in sand 3 months.
Time required for germination: 6-12 weeks

Propagation by Layering

Time of year to layer: no information
Wounding: no information

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: Winter
Type of graft: side graft
Comment: Plant deep, only leaf and bud above soil.