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Anenome wild swan is wilting

Anenome Wild Swan looked beautiful all last year and started this year with a beautiful flower show but it has begun to wilt with no obvious sign of pests.  Any suggestions?


  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    Over/under watered? More likely under with the dry Spring we've had and high temperatures these last few days especially if in a position of full sun. Give it a watering can full & see if it perks up. Mine do the same as they're in a drier part of the garden. 

    Last edited: 14 June 2017 11:44:44

  • I'm in Scotland, Mark, so more likely to be overwatering as we have had prolonged, heavy rain.  I will check to see if the bed is water logged. Thanks Mark.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190

    I think they're a bit finicky, and temperamental, from what I've heard, so it may simply be that they're 'done' image

    Perhaps worth taking cuttings if you want to keep it?

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,987

    s fairy says, they have a reputation for being a bit difficult.

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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Recently there have been problems with a virus affecting "Wild Swan".

    SW Scotland
  • skyflyaliskyflyali Posts: 1
    Mine ,newly planted was doing beautifully for 2 months this year - then slowly wilted and died - popped into the garden centre where I bought it ,to ask what I had done wrong and it is a known problem with this breed - they kindly gave me a credit note
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190
    Result skyflyali  :)
    Although it's a bit poor when you think about it - they know it's a bit iffy, but how many people would have done what you did, and therefore have lost out - thinking it's their mismanagement of it.  :/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • JemulaJemula WorcestershirePosts: 156
    I have had similar Ruffled Swan since spring last year.  It's said to be semi double but is sort of between single and semi double - very pretty. It needs lots of watering and is always the first plant to wilt when it's hot and/or dry. Likes to be well mulched as well. 
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,648
    I'm relieved to hear that about "Wild Swan" as I was getting worried about mine. It does indeed wilt at the slightest excuse but thankfully seems to have perked up now we've had some rain.
  • Aurum66Aurum66 Posts: 65
    I planted 6 a week ago and they were all A ok and looking fabulous. Then suddenly one of them started to wilt. About 75% of it is limp with a few leaves still erect. I wanted to know what was going on so dug it up. I can't see anything root rot, not dried out and nothing munching it from underneath.  i hope the others don't follow it
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