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Crocosmia �Burnt Umber� looking rusty

Posted by klew Z7b/8, NE PDX, OR (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 4, 12 at 17:47

Can crocosmia get rust? The leaves of this crocosmia look suspiciously like my garlic -- which had a crippling case of rust this year. In addition, the flowers look sort of shriveled. I don't think the plant is over- or under-watered.

Any ideas?

FYI, garlic is in my vegetable garden, about 3 miles away from my home -- site of the sad-looking crocosmia.

Thanks!


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RE: Crocosmia �Burnt Umber� looking rusty

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 4, 12 at 19:38

Yes, Crocosmia can get rust.
The variety 'Lucifer' seems to be more susceptible than the common orange variety in my garden.
Mike


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RE: Crocosmia �Burnt Umber� looking rusty

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 4, 12 at 22:16

What I see on many of these year after year is mites. Look at yours closely, maybe with a magnifier. Then you will be able to see what you have.


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RE: Crocosmia �Burnt Umber� looking rusty

  • Posted by klew Z7b/8, NE PDX, OR (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 5, 12 at 13:01

Well, evidently you're both correct. Close inspection found mites, leaves look exactly like rust.

Thanks -- I always appreciate the help I get from forum folks.


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