HELP! Something is killing my butterfly bush

SkokieBillJuly 31, 2012

My butterfly bush has been weak all season and then turned for the worse. I tried sprays and feeding/watering suggestions, but no luck. Now I have found this odd beige/pinkish growth around the base of several stems. Any idea what this is? How do I deal with it? Any help appreciated. I've tried many searches, but I have no idea what to call it.

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Looks like a slime mold known as dog barf fungus, commonly found growing on mulch after rainy periods. While unattractive, it's harmless to plants and is not the cause of decline in your butterfly bush.

Here is a link that might be useful: dog barf fungus

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 9:25AM
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eclecticcottage(6b wny)

I'd imagine if you have that fungus growing, it's getting too much water. Once established, they are pretty drought tolerant and don't really care for too much water. They also don't really seem to care for fertilizers.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 1:36PM
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