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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Jul 2, 2015 1:23 AM CST
is this a disease ? 1st and 2nd bud on this plant are both doing this , I was hoping it was just a phase it was going through but now I am wondering if I should get rid of the plant before it infects something else (if it is a disease)
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jul 2, 2015 6:40 AM CST
It could be asters yellow. If it continues, I would remove them.
Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 2, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Yes, you should probably destroy the plant and dispose in the trash, not the compost bin.
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/aster...
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Jul 2, 2015 12:37 PM CST
No chance it's just a freak mutation? If you can prove that's the case, save the seeds. If it's diseased trash it.
Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jul 2, 2015 12:45 PM CST
This phenomenon is highly documented. I doubt very much it's a marketable plant. Smiling It would be nice if it were.
Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Jul 2, 2015 12:54 PM CST
Zencat said:This phenomenon is highly documented. I doubt very much it's a marketable plant. Smiling It would be nice if it were.


That's a shame it's a disease Sad
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Jul 2, 2015 2:11 PM CST
I planted pink, and yellow seeds , and got some white from yellow seeds and pretty orange from pink seeds.

I do like it and thought it might be from overcrowding or something but certainly do not want to risk it spreading

specially to less common plants

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