too much water - Knowledgebase Question

Morton Grove, Il
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Question by Carolless
August 12, 2010
I planted delphiniums this June. The recent heavy rains have browned & withered their leaves. Is there hope?

Answer from NGA
August 12, 2010
When soils remain saturated, they are depleted of oxygen which can essentially suffocate the roots. While most plants will recover from heavy and extended rains, they are likely to look pathetic for several weeks afterward. I think there is still hope for your delphiniums. Just give them some time to recover. Enjoy your garden!

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