Clematis forum: Poor plants

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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
May 26, 2012 8:58 AM CST
Here's what 4 days of 90 degree weather and 35 MPH sustained winds will do to clematis.

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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
May 26, 2012 9:54 AM CST
Crying Crying Group hug
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piksihk
May 26, 2012 5:00 PM CST
OH, No! Crying

I lost a couple for being water happy Angry
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Name: tarev
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tarev
May 26, 2012 5:47 PM CST
Ouch! Makes you feel helplessly awful seeing them dwindle like that Blinking Cranky weather pattern..even here..gusty stong winds for over a week now..just when my Spider lilies and Agapanthus are in blooming stage...all I can do is stake them, water and hope for the best!
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
May 26, 2012 6:42 PM CST
Clematis are tougher than they seem, so what looks bad now should come back just fine. Maybe not to be very showy this year, but certainly next. Group hug Group hug Lovey dubby
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
May 27, 2012 2:29 AM CST
The wind just mangled the tops of the plants. I just cut them back and I'm sure they'll be fine, will just bloom a bit later. My peonies had just started to bloom too and they pretty much got destroyed for the year.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 27, 2012 9:20 AM CST
Peonies have such amazing blooms and for such a short period of time that unexpected damage like that is particularly disappointing. I'm sorry you had to experience it. None of the peonies in my neighborhood had blooms this year, maybe because of the exceptionally mild winter, which was disappointing too, but nothing like losing actual buds and blooms to wild weather. Last year's heat and drought down here badly affected everything and took out a whole bunch of plants I thought were really tough. Surprisingly, it was the clematis and peonies that sailed through with minimal attention. Whodathunkit?
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
May 27, 2012 11:31 AM CST
Perennials do surprise you with their toughness. We had a real mild winter this year too, and a lot of very hot weather like we usually don't get until August.
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
May 28, 2012 8:44 AM CST
Atleast the roots are safe from the wind. Hope they will show up in the fall.I lost some clems last summer when the sprinkler was blocked by overgrown plants. I should have been paying better attention to the cosmos dying.....certainly is a sign of no water!

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