Re: clematis

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Posted by Newt on May 21, 2003 at 23:38:31:

In Reply to: clematis 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!

Hi Nicole,
Sounds like wilt. You don't say which one you have as some are more prone to it than others. Clematis like their roots cool, shaded, a little damp but not soggy and their heads in the sun. They like lots of organic matter too. Take a look at these sites.

Best of luck,

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