Native Region: China
Zone Range: 5-9
Preferred Climate: Full to semi sun; well draining garden soil
Harvest Date: Monday 12 November, 2012
Seed count: 15-20
A late summer blooming shrub Clematis. Mulitbranches are loaded with clusters of silvery mauve bell like 'tube' sweetly scented flowers but with age the petal tips reflexing in perfect curls. Lovely grapelike leaves. Forms an nice robust mound of healthy growth. Grows to 1 meter in height and width. Classed as a type 3 Clematis.
Easy. Remove tails. Soak in warm water 12-24 hours. Prepare medium of equal parts moistened peat and sand; tamp firm. Sow and barely cover. Mist well. Cover with clear plastic dome or similar. Germinate at 20-25 C. You should see sprouts in 3-4 weeks, if not cold stratify for 30 days or so and give warmth again to initiate germination. You can do this in a baggie and remove sproutlets as they emerge and transplant accordingly.