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t Plant your clematis deeply, in moist but well-drained soil.

t If your clematis has wilt, prune it back promptly to unaffected tissue and destroy all traces of diseased material. Healthy buds may develop from ground level or even below.

t If you are planting your clematis against a wall, make sure the border by the wall is not too hot and shallow, or improve conditions with organic matter and mulching.