Log in or register to join the conversation. 6 Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Diseases - Wilt - Slime Flux - Mildew Pests - Vine Weevils & Other Bugs - Greenfly - Whitefly - Leaf Miner; Other Worrying and Frequently Asked Questions; DISEASES WILT: Clematis are pretty much trouble free, suffering from … Adapted and abridged from BCS Fact Sheet “I am not lost, for I know where I am. (The plant is lovely and I've had it about six years.) There are many other causes of collapsed CLEMATIS PESTS AND DISEASES AND HOW TO COPE! Avoid damage to brittle mature vines by domestic pets and garden tools. coverage or login to the members section. Does anyone have aproblem with mildew on clematis. Chicken pellets are good for most general fertilising - clematis are one of the few plants for which I buy a specific fetiliser as they are such greedy platns, and need all the grub they can get! I know what you mean about planting any spare bit of earth with a plant, and later on when your clematis are settled you can plant closer - the roots need to be cool while the head needs to be warm - some people put stones or such over the rooted area for clematis'. But however, where I am may be lost.”, http://www.vitax.co.uk/index.php/area/home-garden/organic-plant-feeding/organic-rose-food/. This treatment will also limit some mildew prone clematis from becoming too unsightly as the season progresses. I use chicken pellets for general fertilising, and then for roses and other flowering shrubs such as clematis I use this, http://www.vitax.co.uk/index.php/area/home-garden/organic-plant-feeding/organic-rose-food/ or similar. It is one called Durandii and it flowers really well every year but also suffers with mildew. by many pests, and diseases but should not be regarded Society note that it is actually relatively Powdery mildew is a fungal disease of the foliage, stems and occasionally flowers and fruit where a superficial fungal growth covers the surface of the plant. plants. Wilt is usually blamed for any and all collapsed It is usually an easy plant to grow, but can have an aura of mystery surrounding two items in particular: first, when and how to prune the plant, and second, a problem of shoots wilting and dying back. Clematis is one of the most popular climbing plants, its showy flowers giving an eye-catching display. Most of the following extracts are taken from I shall try the organic solution and certainly look at the web site for fertilizers. Hopefully next year will be much better. Are there any solutions for this. Powdery Mildew on a Clematis. Thanks Bookertoo. There are also a few other problems to look out for. No. Powdery mildew Clematis are very prone to infection by powdery mildews, especially under conditions of water stress. problems. clematis - experts at the Royal Horticultural as difficult plants. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. There were plants around it but I have cleared them out as they were getting far too big and not flowering. many plants have a larger than usual amount of leaf due to the wet, this overhangs the ground and so tends also to enourage the damp humid conditions right for mildew. Consult the leaflet for a more comprehensive Clematis Powdery Mildew History of the Clematis: Pests and Disease : Price: Powdery Mildew Generally is a sign of water stress/ lack of feed/ poor planting conditions etc.. , this looks worse than it actually is, and can be treated with many sprays such as Westland Plant Rescue Control. of the RHS Advisory Service, © 2007 Have been trying to take cuttings (without success) just in case. it does get a bit of fertiliser around April time along with everything else, but that is it really. British Clematis Society. Powdery mildew outbreaks can, however, vary from season to season without there being obvious differences in the weather. rare. It is  one called Durandii and it flowers really well every year but also suffers with mildew. Are there any solutions for this. Clematis is the type of plant that thrives wherever they grow Originating from Texas in United States and introduced to the UK as early 1868, C. Texensis cultivars are tolerant to the sun or part shade and require humus rich soils, with plenty of water especially in spring and early summer to avoid possible problems with mildew later. Are there any neighburing plants that c ould do with a haircut and so let more air to your 'Durnadii'? The disease only affects leaves and young stems where it is unsightly but not fatal. Most plants have tended to have mildew this year, loads of rain early followed by sun and migginess- ideal onditions. and subsequent cultivation will produce vigorous Sometimes I feel like sending out for a 12 inch pizza for them!! The disease is favoured by warm, humid, conditions but is discouraged by rainy weather. As said earlier, this year has just been a difficult one for many things, mildew included - the bases of the echinops are well covered with it as well. Clematis prepared for the Society by members