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I planted a Clematis Montana a number of years ago. It produces fabulous flowers but each year some or most of the leaves go brown. I water regularly in the summer because it's on a raised bed but each year the leaves turn brown and a white type substance develops on the stem. I am thinking of pulling it up altogether and leaving the Variegated Ivey on its own, anyone got any suggestions?

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I can't answer your question, but am so envious of all the wonderful (so easy to grow?!) Montanas that I've seen in my travels. They just don't grow in my gdn, I've planted literally dozens over the years and they have all died on me.Good luck though with yours, Someone will give you some good advice.

27 Jul, 2010


Hi Frazierjames and welcome to GoY, frankly I'd get rid of the 'b' ivy! This will give your clematis montana a chance to grow without being strangled.Clematis leaves do go brown as they mature and die off. So long s you are getting a good flowering season all is well.

27 Jul, 2010


I'm interested in the "white type substance" which appears on the stem. Any chance of a photograph of it?

28 Jul, 2010

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