Clematis Wilt on "Prince Charles"

Discussion in 'Vines and Climbers' started by rpaterso, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. rpaterso

    rpaterso Member

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    Oak Bay, BC
    Prince Charles -- which I'm lead to believe is a c. viticella and thus not prone to wilt -- appears to have ... wilt. See attached image. I suppose anything is possible but is this likely? It is currently flowering profusely but again, as I understand it, wilt starts at the bottom and works its way up the vine. I planted it last spring. It is on a south facing wall, against the house but doesn't get much sun until mid-morning and then only thru the early afternoon before the sun goes behind the neighbours flowering shrubs. I added some compost in the spring as well as some organic fertilizer. The roots aren't shaded but I have mounded up loose compost around the plant base. Must admit, this has me a bit confused.

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  2. joclyn

    joclyn Rising Contributor

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    philly, pa, usa 6b
    doesn't look like wilt as the leaves aren't wilting - could be rust.

    the roots should be shaded - either with other plants or a big rock (which will keep the soil below cool).

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