[gardeners] Clematis

barbb@micron.net (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 08 Sep 1999 14:48:42

Hi All,

I planted an autumn clematis last summer, and didn't get a bloom last year.
 This year it's about 7' tall and the top 2' is loaded with white blooms,
but they're tiny!  Not even an inch across.  I did minimal watering this
year, but the plant never wilted.  About 4 - 6 weeks ago many of the lower
leaves did turn yellow and die.  I added peat and manure to the hole when I
planted, but no fertilizer this year.  The plant was one of those boxes
they sell at walmart - Better Home & Garden brand, maybe.  Any ideas on
anything I did wrong?  Or does this type of clematis just have smaller
blooms?  Thanks!