I have planted a Nelly Moser about a month ago. It seemes to be
doing great until 2-3 days ago, when all the leaves on one of the two
stems started wilting. Also the leaves are browning from the ground
up. The other stem still looks healthy. I am guessing one of the
stem got damaged, even though I cannot see anything wrong...?
It doesn't take much sometimes to crack the stem open. A dog barging through or
you just moving the stem can do it. You are lucky it started to come up from
the root again!
And BTW - what is 'digital vinyl'? I am into non-digital vinyl of the music
sort, and was wondering.
Nelly Moser is particularly susceptible to clematis wilt, which, btw, does
not have to follow any specific pattern as far as foliage or stem coloration
is concerned. Cutting off the damaged stem, regardless of the cause, will
typically result in new growth from the base, although it may not be apparent
FWIW, clematis wilt is rarely fatal and most large flowering hybrids will
outgrow it after their fifth year. Planting the clematis deeply to begin with
will help to develop vigorous growth from the root crown and multiple stems
which aid the plant in being more wilt resistant. Hard pruning the first year
after planting will also help. Browning of the lower foliage in midsummer is
also fairly common with a number of clematis cultivars and generally
indicates a need to step up the watering program.
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i have hosta's growing over the base of my clematis, and it works fine!
read and post daily, it works!
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