Wilting Snow On The Mountain - Knowledgebase Question

Milford, MI
Question by sracrow
April 20, 2000
I have snow on the mountain growing as a ground cover. Every year it starts out beautifully and about mid-July it turns brown, the plants appear to wilt into mush but new growth appears unharmed and comes back the next year. Can you tell me what might be wrong?


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 2000

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Based on your description I would suspect that hot dry weather is causing it to die back and go dormant. This is a very tough plant, so although it may not die due to heat and drought, it does suffer. Another possibility is that there is a fungus or disease problem which appears in hot humid weather, again not enough to kill it. If you suspect this, you might take a sample to your county extension (858-0885) for a diagnosis and suggested remedy.

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