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cohan
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I had some alpina seed last year, which did not get sown :-[ I suppose not much hope now? though I will sow it anyway....

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

RickR
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I have an ex Pamela Jackson seedling too.  I was going to donate it to our Chapter plant sale, and then it bloomed.  Now I'm not so sure I want to give it away!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

ncole
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Joined: 2011-04-03

Does anyone grow/have 'Lake Baikal'?  I just received one and it is "supposed" to bloom all summer.  Could I expect any blooms this year?  Know hardly anything about Clematis. 

I live in Baltimore, Md. zone7 and have a woodland garden....for over 30 years...so I am old.

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

C. integrifolia - of which 'Lake Baikal' is said to be a particularly floriferous cultivar - does have a more extended (and later) bloom season here, compared to the spring-blooming alpinas.  (On the other hand, our season is short overall, and very unlike zone 7 Maryland!)
Clematis that are sold commercially here are normally old enough to bloom in the same year. 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

ncole
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Thanks Lori, this is from Plants Delights and is very tiny so I probably will have to wait. 

I live in Baltimore, Md. zone7 and have a woodland garden....for over 30 years...so I am old.

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

First bloom, Clematis ochroleuca, from seed.  Yes, the foliage is a bit chlorotic, due to my inattentive care.  It's funny because from the NARGS seed ex, I thought I had received seed of the same species collected in Japan, and it is not at all alike.  When I checked my label (and my 2009 records), this second species was really C. ochotensis.  I am a staunch advocate of meticulous record keeping, and this is why!

         Clematis ochroleuca

           

                                 

         Clematis ochotensis seed collected, Mt. Tokachi, Japan.

             

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

ncole
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Joined: 2011-04-03

Well my 'Lake Baikal' died almost immediately.  I am wondering if I should have left it in its' pot for a while longer.

I live in Baltimore, Md. zone7 and have a woodland garden....for over 30 years...so I am old.

Hoy
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Joined: 2009-12-15

Rick, you have some very interesting clematis species! I have tried several here but they are hard to grow big as slugs seem to like the young growth very much >:(

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Interesting species, Rick.

Clematis season is starting here too...
Clematis alpina 'Constance':
 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

A Clematis alpina seedling, ex. 'Pamela Jackman', in nannyberry (Viburnum lentago); this one is quite like the parent:

Another seedling but single this time -  same parent - in Dasiphora fruticosa (which will probably get drug down and have to be rescued soon):

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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