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A Tale of Two Clematises
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HensInTheSkirtingBoard · 27/06/2022 13:41

Help! I've grown two clematis plants up the pillars of a small pergola - one has flourished and the other...really hasn't 😒

What have I done wrong? They're both in the same kind of pot and both get the same amount of sun and watering. They are different varieties though - have I just been unlucky with one? It's so sad and droopy whilst the other is romping away.

Pics attached, any advice welcome!

A Tale of Two Clematises A Tale of Two Clematises
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Thighdentitycrisis · 27/06/2022 13:50

There is something called ‘clematis wilt’
I think your plant might be a case in point. Sorry.

live “romping away” btw

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TheSpottedZebra · 27/06/2022 13:57

Does it always look so wilty? Clematis wilt is sudden, isn't it?
Could it just have shit roots? Or vine weevil?

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HensInTheSkirtingBoard · 27/06/2022 13:57

Ah, I didn't know about clematis wilt. That does sound about right, thank you Smile

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HensInTheSkirtingBoard · 27/06/2022 14:00

TheSpottedZebra · 27/06/2022 13:57

Does it always look so wilty? Clematis wilt is sudden, isn't it?
Could it just have shit roots? Or vine weevil?

It is pretty sudden so it would seem to fit. It grew really well at first, then had one flower a couple of days ago and then, pffft.

However the shoots at the bottom of the plant look much happier so I might cut it back to there and see what happens.

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Thighdentitycrisis · 27/06/2022 14:01

Not sure though ? Just a suggestion
I wouldn’t want you to bin it if it could be saved

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Beebumble2 · 30/06/2022 07:13

I’d cut out the wilted bit and leave the strong shoots. This has happened to me before in Clematis growing in the ground, the shoots have then grown well. I’ve no idea why it happens, I don’t think it’s true Clematis wilt, as the plants have recovered well.
Young clematis shoots are very delicate and can get damaged easily.

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