Perennials forum: mildew on self-sowing gloriosa daisies

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Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
Aug 5, 2014 6:34 AM CST
Is there some kind of trick to growing these? I let them self sow (the colors I like) and always have some growing, but it isn't long before they get all brown and dead looking. Is this mildew? How can I avoid this, or should I just cut them back. Is mildew contageous?
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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Aug 14, 2014 1:37 PM CST
I do not know much about selfsown gloriosa, but I have had some mildew experience. A 10-20% milk water solution sprayed on works well to keep mildew in check.
Worth a try Smiling
Maybe better that than chopping them down.
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