Heuchera Coral Bells - Root Rot or Crown Rot

supernnylJuly 7, 2011

I am located in Atlanta, GA. I have two coral bell plants, each in the same rectangular flower bed, but at opposite ends. They receive partial sun, but mainly shade. They've been planted since late April, and up until now, thriving. One is still thriving, but the other is wilting and shriveling up (not drying up). It isn't for a lack of moisture due to weeks of regular watering, and now, many recent thundershowers. From what I've researched, it could very well be crown rot or root rot. I've also read that a fungicide might fix the problem, but I'm not sure where to start. Has anyone experienced this, and if so, did you use a specific fungicide for treatment? Do you think the plant will still live? Any input or advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Could also be root weevils -- if you have them in your area.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 6:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for the info, jean001a.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 6:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Crown rot and root rot are usually caused by a soil that is too wet. Take a good look at the soil this is growing in to see it that regualr watering and the amount of rain might have saturated the soil too much.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 6:55AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Tomato Leaf Disease
The tomato disease has begun here in Miami. Does this...
A rabbit! Argh!
Of all the problems I expected in a suburban dessert,...
Aphid central.... At my wit's end...
Every single over-wintering pepper I have is inundated...
sick chaya tree
There is a crack on the lower part of the trunk and...
Weird white stuff growing on my plants.
I've noticed weird stuff growing & spreading on...
Cheryl Tan
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™