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New York (Zone 6b)
May 30, 2020 6:25 AM CST
|I planted Star Double- 'Pop Star' dianthus (Dianthus 'Devon Esther'. PP18,222) a couple of weeks ago and the flowers are turning brown and look mushy. What should I do?
May 30, 2020 6:36 AM CST
|@Geffojas, I have not grown dianthus in years, but your plant looks like all those mushy blooms need to be cut off to promote new growth. Hopefully, someone who grows dianthus will chime in, but I can't think of anything else to do.
I just planted 24 marigolds and even though they were in bloom, I cut off the blooms so the roots had a chance to develop. I did not want the blooms to go to seed and take energy away from the rest of the plant.
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May 30, 2020 11:42 AM CST
|Yes, those blooms are done and have withered, they need to be cut off. Also, the 'mushiness'
could be from too much overhead water.
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