Dead Black Stems And Leaves At Base Of Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Harrisburg, PA
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Question by onelatte
August 18, 2000
All of my plants seem to be developing black leaves and stems at the base of the plant. it is happening to all of the flowers in a bed from one to the next. asters,daisies,lemon thyme, it a spreading disease? the tops look great and there is new growth at the base after i pull the dead stuff away which is sometimes the healthy tops too.

Answer from NGA
August 18, 2000
Based on your description I would suspect a fungal problem, however since it is affecting such a large variety of plants you might want to take a sample to your county extension (921-8803) for identification and suggested treatment -- in the meantime, avoid working on the plants when they are wet and keep removing the affected portions. Remove and destroy the trimmings (do not compost them) to help limit reinfection.

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