How to harvest Clock Vine
Allow seedheads to dry on plants, remove and collect seeds.
How to propagate Clock Vine
Sow seeds in shallow holes and cover. Germination takes 10-15 days but germination can be speeded up by soaking seeds in water overnight.
Take herbaceous stem cuttings or softwood stem cuttings in late spring or early summer.
Simple layering. Using U-bent wire, pin a low-growing stem to the ground, leaving the last 15-30cm of stem exposed. Cover pinned area with soil, bend the tip until vertical & cut bark at the bend.
Special features of Clock Vine
Attracts useful insects
Butterflies, bees, flies and other insects visit flowers for nectar.
Black-eyed Susan can be planted in a container provided with a trellis to grow along.
It makes a pretty hedge that quickly creep up a fence or other support structure.
Other uses of Clock Vine
An attractive quick growing garden creeper, ground cover and screen.