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#100083 Jul 30th, 2007 at 10:35 AM
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This is my gloriosia daisy
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another shot a few weeks back.
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and when they started blooming.was 3 store packs of mixed gloriosia daisys.I WS them.
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The last is a shot of the largest flower out of all.I have one plant from seed from fall/spring fling.it just bloomed yesterday.looks like the last,but is shorter.

If they are indeed sprouting should I just pick the flowerhead and plant it?I've already planted one...out of curisity.


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It's a condition called "aster yellows". It affects coneflowers and other plants. You should cut off the affected parts so it doesn't spread.


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Awww, That's such a shame -- I was hoping you were getting a bumper crop of babies, Njoy!



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alan, what causes this?? can anything be done to prevent it??

i had a few funky coneflowers last year...and i'm seeing it again this year!!


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Almost all the heads are like that.Was store bought seed packs from dollar general..6 of them.Guess I'm safer tradeing huh.Their foliage looks fine& have been blooming about 3 months.another name is Phyllody.

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It's caused by a fungus. Cutting off the affected parts can keep it from spreading and also cleaning up around the plants, but nothing can really prevent it from happening again. Some of my purple coneflowers get it every year.


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okay, thanks, alan.

i've noticed that the leaves are discolored also...would it be better just to pull the whole plant?? rather than just deadheading?




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That might be a good idea.


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