The Q&A Archives: Gardenia blossoms turning brown

Question: My new gardenia's are blossoming beautifully but are quickly turning brown, do i clip them once brown and why do they turn brown so quickly?

Answer: Melanie,

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

They may be browning due to a fungal blight. Such diseases are common during rainy weather or when you are sprinkler irrigating the plants which wets the blooms frequently. If they can stay dry for a while the problems should go away. In the meantime you can trim of the brown blooms if you like.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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