withering leaves on vinca minor

sleonardtxJune 7, 2010

Each spring, my vinca grows vigourously for about a month and then begins to die back. The symptoms begin by a withering of individual leaves, followed by the stem and finally the entire plant. The adjacent plant may or may not be affected. I lose up to 50% of my foliage each year.

Does anyone know a cause or a treatment for this?

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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

Very hard to tell from the picture, but looks like it MIGHT be root/stem rot of vinca. Google the subject and go to "images" for comparison. A good article is attached. I have seen a lot of this malady around my area in the last couple of very wet years, especially in clay soils.

Here is a link that might be useful: link to article

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 5:17PM
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stompede(z7 VA)

I've seen several diseases on Vinca minor. Some are very similar in their symptoms. I'd recommend taking a sample by your local Extension office for proper diagnosis.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2010 at 12:53AM
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