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/
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
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.
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.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Thanks Lori, this is from Plants Delights and is very tiny so I probably will have to wait.
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 ochotensis seed collected, Mt. Tokachi, Japan.
Well my 'Lake Baikal' died almost immediately. I am wondering if I should have left it in its' pot for a while longer.
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 >:(
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Interesting species, Rick.
Clematis season is starting here too...Clematis alpina 'Constance':
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):