Asters - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by nrrescan
June 4, 2010
My Asters are turning brown at the bottom of the stems. What is wrong with them and what should I do?

Answer from NGA
June 4, 2010


There may not be anything at all wrong with them. Asters tend to suffer from ugly leg syndrome. The bottom 6-8 inches of stem can turn brown and be bare of foliage while the top of the plant looks healthy and happy. About the only thing you can do is disguise this tendency by planting something small beneath the plants. A small growing, trailing annual will cover up those bare legs.

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