Re: [gardeners] Clematis

Martha Brown (
Thu, 9 Sep 1999 00:18:40 -0500

This is the third year for my Sweet Autumn Clematis and the third year that
Blister Beetles have almost completely defoliated it almost overnight.  I
was gone for the weekend in August and came home to nothing but stems on the
clematis and half of my tomatoes.  Does anyone else have problems with
Blister Beetles?  How do you control them?

M Brown
NW Oklahoma, USA
USDA Zone 6b,  Sunset Zone 35

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Date: Wednesday, September 08, 1999 5:18 PM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Clematis

On 8 Sep 99, at 14:48, wrote:

> 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. anything I did wrong?

You did everything right. Autumn clematis makes clouds of tiny,
white blooms -- at maturity the plant will look like puffs of whipped
cream and smell wonderful. Enjoy your plant; it is doing its thing!