Return to the Upstate New York Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Salvia has black spots!!!

Posted by frugalflowers zone 4 Adks (My Page) on
Tue, May 16, 06 at 20:39

I have salvia seedlings started in my basement under lights. The plants look wonderful, however, I noticed last night that the plants are getting black spots on the edges of the leaves. The plants are 4 to 5 inches tall now, and really look nice and green and full too! Most of the spots are on the lower leaves, but there are a few spots at the top too. It this too much water, too little, too much fertilizer, too little, etc? I also have over 300 impatiens growing, and they seem to be fine. All my plants look very healthy except for these new black spots. I went down to get some pictures of the spots, but my batteries in my camera needed charging. I will try to post some pictures later tonight.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Salvia has black spots!!!

You didn't say what kind of salvia you are growing but as a general rule, they don't need a lot of wanter and very little if any fertilizer. They do well in leaner soil and bright light. I would get them out in natural light as soon as possible. They should be drying out between watering. Mine are going in the ground as soon as it dries out a bit.

Penny


 o
RE: Salvia has black spots!!!

Hi Penny,

Thanks for your quick reply. The plants are regular Salvia "Bonfire." IF it ever stops raining, I will get them planted when my flower beds dryout somewhat. Until then, I will direct a fan on them to dry them out as much as I can.


 o
RE: Salvia has black spots!!!

just keep them in a sunny window and let them dry naturally unless they are already very very wet. Salvia splendens 'Bonfire' can take a little more water than some of the other salvias as long as the soil drains wells.

Penny


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Upstate New York Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here