The good news is that wilt is rarely fatal to the plant.

Q. Mike: My husband and I had our front yard and flowerbeds landscaped last May. Best planting time: spring, after the risk of frost has passed. They do grow beautifully, very full with masses of flowers. If that is the case then, why are clematis leaves yellow even during the growing season?

Clematis ideally like to be shaded from the hot afternoon sun. Thanks for looking.

The dead leaves are simply those first early leaves that have done their job and are now naturally dying. Brown leaves on a clematis plant can indicate several different problems, all of which can be resolved with a little detective work and proper care.

Could be that the clematis is not dying nor suffering from wilt. They first have yellow areas, then areas of brown and finally brown and crispy.

In mid to late summer, browning lower leaves can be a sign of dehydration, so it is important to keep up watering through the entire growing season.
They survived the winter and took off like crazy this spring. We sprayed with antifungal spray and clipped off the diseased portions, but eventually it all dried and we cut it down to the roots. Will my Clematis Recover?

Here is what to do to try to prevent it from happening to your clematis. Clematis wilt is often the culprit behind a dying clematis plant. Both were marked as Lincoln Stars but they're not! Clematis are vines that come in a stunning variety of colors and bloom ranges.

Wilt happens from the end of the vines down and not from the bottom up. It looked fine for a few months, but then some leaves started to get black spots. You don't say what variety the clematis is, which is what will dictate whether it needs pruning at some point or not, but leaf loss from the bottom isn't particularly unusual. The root ball was just being drowned in water for some reason (the soil/pot may not have been draining well).

Well they grow on a wall at least 7ft long so they are nice and spread out. A clematis with yellow leaves may be prey to several insect … It wasn't Clematis wilt. I transplanted this clematis in spring 2015 from my parents house. The next cane, the center one is cut at about 3 feet long. Then the leaves at the bottom are turning brown and dying completely, and the leaves throughout the plant are getting brown, starting at the tips and spreading through the leaf.
Why does my Clematis have Brown leaves at the bottom? Clematis, unlike many plants, can "disappear" for many reasons, but that doesn't always mean they are gone forever. It could be that the plant is stressed due to lack of water, high heat and humidity or some other issue at the root level. According to Gardening Know How, clematis wilt is caused by fungus infestation. Sometimes, in transporting a new clematis home and transplanting it into the garden, tender stems are cracked or broken, often without the gardener's knowledge. Your clematis is alive and well and is probably flowering quite happily at the top. And they have done this for the last 3 years so maybe there is just not enough nutrients in what I …

The roots also needed to be shaded and the soil needs to be kept moist through the summer.

1) Dug the root ball out and cleaned it up (cut up pieces that looked dead until I got to the white part).

Well they grow on a wall at least 7ft long so they are nice and spread out.