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Clematis problem

My clematis has quit growing and blooming. Some of the leaves are turning yellow and the blooms have all died. Also most of my blooms do not look like the ones pictured. They are fuzzy looking and don’t have the petals the others have. This is a pic before the flowers died.


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,987
    Do you know what the name of it is?
    Utah, USA.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,075
    Too hot and dry probably, they like their roots in the shade (although I think the ‘experts’ have gone off that idea, j and loads of water, also need to be in the ground not in a tub unless it’s very deep, you can change half the soil and feed well throughout the year,  and water constantly. 
    I think that’s a bi-annual, so if you cut it back you may get another flush of flowers, unless it’s gone to far and it’s dead. 

    I dont understand youre wording about fuzzy and not having petals like the others? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,843
    Looks like a Chrystal Fountain clematis to me -   The flowers are meant to be like that and, given care and some pruning it will produce a second flush.

    Clematis need plenty of water and good nutrients in their soil.  Give it a good watering and then either plant it in the ground in a good deep hole prepared with added nutrients - well rotted garden compost, well-rotted manure, pelleted chicken manure and a handful of bonemeal - and keep it watered or else give it a big, deep pot - minimum 60cms wide and deep and John Innes no 3 compost. and keep it watered.  In summer that can be every day.   Rain is not enough.   Freshen the top of the compost every spring and give it an annual feed of clematis food.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • looks like it could be Josephine. Whatever it is, it is finished until next May.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,024
    Unfortunately your photo does not show an essential part of your clematis, i.e. whether it's planted in the soil or in a container. In my experience clematis grow much better if planted in the soil.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Looks like Josephine to me too. Sometimes the first flowers are single and then the next lot are double like that, which is what it should be like. You can sometimes get a late flush of flowers at the end of the summer. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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