Shasta Daisy & Impatiens - Knowledgebase Question

Sugar Land, TX
Question by Reedspad
May 10, 1998
I moved my shasta daisy because it was planted too close to others last year. Now it is wilted & looks like it is dieing. Impatiens look like they are deceased. They are not growing like the others. The leaves have brown spots.


Image
Answer from NGA
May 10, 1998

0

I really need more information to help you better, but here are some general thoughts. Shasta daisy should be moved in fall or late winter. If you moved your plant recently it may be suffering from the transplant shock in the hot weather you have been having in southeast Texas. Make sure it has enough water but don't keep it too wet. You'll just have to wait and see if it will pull out of this one.

Impatiens love a shady, moist spot. Droughty soil can really stunt them. Too much sun will burn the leaves. There are few leaf diseases they will get in your area. However, if they are getting sprinkler watering, it is possible that frequent wetting has promoted a fungal or bacterial leaf spot. If you feel their location is good, a "rescue" option is to trim off the diseased tops and discard them. Then water well with a liquid plant fertilizer and wait for them to bush out and regrow.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by joannakat and is called "Two poppies (Icelandic and California)"