Posted by Nicole on May 20, 2003 at 17:26:59:
I've had the same thing happen two years in a row! My clematis shoots up, healthy and strong, and grows faster than anything I've ever seen. But once it gets about a foot tall, the leaves start to shrivel and it begins to die. I'm in Indiana and we've had a lot of rain lately. I have it tied with stretchy garden tape to a trellis. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. I don't want a bare trellis again this summer!