Clematis Blossom Wilt

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The Clematis genus contains a large group of vines that bloom in a range of flower colors. The deciduous or evergreen vines come in all sizes. Clematis disorders are identified by certain outstanding symptoms, such as the wilting of foliage and flowers. Cause Wilting clematis is the result of a serious fungal disease caused by…


What to Do About Clematis Wilt

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The Ascochyta clematidina fungus causes clematis wilt, in which a plant suffers a dramatic stem collapse accompanied by blackening of the affected stem and its leaves. Many plants survive, however. Follow a few simple steps to help your Clematis recover. Cutting Back Immediately remove any wilted stems, cutting back to healthy tissue. If the disease…


How to Propagate Sweet Autumn Clematis

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Sweet autumn clematis, or Clematis terniflora, is an easy-to-grow climbing vine that produces star-shaped white flowers of ineffable charm. It may bloom from late summer into mid-fall. Its flowers give off a heady, vanilla-like scent. Sweet autumn clematis will twine itself around trees, arbors, gazebos, fences, railings — in short, anything in its path. When…


Pruning Jackmanii Clematis

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Jackmanii clematis are hybrid clematis vines and the easiest clematis vine to prune, according to Ohio State University Extension. Jackmanii vines are known as late-flowering clematis because they bloom in the summer and fall. The flowers bloom on the current season’s growth, and there is no old wood to prune from the vine. Clematis vines…


How to Transplant Clematis Outdoors

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Clematis is a woody vine that produces big, showy, flowers for much of the summer. Clematis blooms may have from four to eight petals, and are available in a range of colors and shapes, depending on the variety. Although most clematis are deciduous, evergreen varieties are available. If you think your clematis will be happier…


My Evergreen Clematis Is Wilting

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Members of the buttercup family, clematis vines come in around 250 different species. Most clematis plants lose their leaves in the fall, but some keep their foliage year-round. The wilting of evergreen clematis could be due to several different reasons. Drought Stress Clematis vines need approximately 1 inch of water every week during their growing…


How to Prune Clematis Sieboldii

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Clematis sieboldii (Clematis florida var. sieboldiana) is a striking vine that bears white flowers with a purple center. It will quickly clamber over a fence, wall or trellis to provide color in the spring and summer garden. All clematis require pruning to keep them in the framework you’ve chosen and to promote blooming. The time…


The Type of Clematis That Likes Shade

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Clematis (Clematis spp.) are a group of flowering vines well adapted to all climates. The deciduous or evergreen vines come in a variety of color and mature sizes. Differing in growth requirements, many clematis vines grow well in areas of shade. Identification In their book An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Clematis, Mary Toomey and Everett Leeds…


Clematis Varieties That Wilt

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Over the years, native clematis varieties were hybridized to create larger blooms, and some of the hybrids, such as Jackmanii are very popular in the nursery trade. They produce beautiful flowers of purple, pink or white with many double flowering and bi-color varieties available. The hybrids do not grow as vigorously as the native varieties…


Pruning Time for Clematis

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Growing best in fertile, moist but well-drained soils, clematis vine leaves and flowers appreciate abundant sunlight. The showiest blooming types are herbaceous perennials that grow from buds on the lowest stems. Hundreds of varieties exist, some better suited to regions with colder winters or hotter summers. To better help gardeners know when and how to…


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