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Clematis -- Indoors! ?

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  Quote wrongwill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Clematis -- Indoors! ?
    Posted: 19 Sep 2008 at 5:36am
Are the smaller cultivars of Clematis good houseplants?  Do they need particularly long period of rest or significantly cooler conditions after they set seed?  I'm going to give it a go, but maybe someone has better insite...             Thanks in advance. 
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  Quote schristmas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 2008 at 11:59pm
Hi There,
 
Not a massive response to your question (possibly because most people do not grow clematis indoors).
They are generally an outdoor plant and do not grow well indoors. This is not to say you can't grow them in a tub and bring them indoors just before the flowers open, but leave them outdoors over winter.
Certainly members of the atragene family need the cold period to trigger the production of flowers the next year. A continuous warm environment would result in few if almost no flowers.
 
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  Quote Peter Gooch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 2008 at 9:37am

Hello wrongwill

I know that in Japan they grow a lot of clematis on the window ledge where it is a sunny window.
Many of the Raymond Everson varieties are very compact and can be grown in containers and so long as they get a good amount of light should be fine as house plants. They will want a dormant period over the winter but you could just stand them outside once the flower has finished and bring them in again when they come into bud.
To name the best ones we grow: Cezanne, Bijou, Filigree, Picardy, Versallies, Angelique, Chantilly, Parisienne, Peppermint and Viennette.
 
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Edited by Peter Gooch - 17 Oct 2008 at 9:38am
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  Quote digger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 2008 at 2:20pm
I've seen some fine examples of clematis in smallish pots in flower, in Japan, they have shows where they are of course all in pots on tables, but I think they do go outside at certain times. The Japanese have perfected the skill needed to grow clematis in pots
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