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By Phloxie

Kent, United Kingdom Gb

Please can any knowledgeable member who grows clematis advise me the best way of dealing with clematis wilt, I understand that there is no actual cure. Would using a fungicide help and if so can you recommend one. Many thanks. Phloxie.



My Clematis book states that the wilt is caused by a fungus, Phoma lematidina, entering a damaged part of the stem. The point at which "wilt" affects the plant is generally near soil level. All affected stems and foliage must be removed and burnt. Any remaining stems can be sprayed with Bio Supercarb as a possible preventative measure against further damage.

Hope this helps you Phloxie.

17 May, 2014


Thanks for your helpful reply Shirley Tulip. I will buy some Bio Supercarb on my next visit to the GC and hopefully banish this problem once and for all. Phloxie :) :) :)

18 May, 2014

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