Geranium Flowers Brown In Middle - Knowledgebase Question

Cochranville, PA
Question by rkbatpa
June 26, 2000
MY BEAUTIFUL WHITE AND RED GERANIUMS HAVE NOT HAD A BLOOM THIS YEAR THAT DID NOT GO BROWN IN THE CENTERS IMMEDIATELY. WHAT COULD CAUSE THIS.. THE OUTSIDE OF THE BLOOMS ARE FINE BUT THE CENTERS ARE BROWN AND DEAD...


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Answer from NGA
June 26, 2000

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Based on your description I would suspect it is a fungal infection such as botrytis. Here is a picture of that:
http://www.msue.msu.edu/msue/i...

You might want to contact your county extension for help in verifying that diagnosis and a recommendation of an appropriate fungicide. In the meantime, pick off and remove any infected blooms to reduce the chance of reinfection; also avoid overhead watering, especially at night.

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