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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davison'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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jpea

This is not looking very healthy anyone have an idea what's causing the brown leaves and what to do?

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leno

Have you used any liquid feeds?

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ukjohnny

...these plants are usually trouble free but problems with Gladiolus rust and Rhizome/corm rot .. Gladiolus rust is is spread by spores and occurs in humid weather spray with fungicide or remove affected leaves . Rhizome rot occurs in poorly drained soil and humid conditions ..the plants eventually collapse and die ...dig up any affected corms and dispose of ..I notice the plants are close to a wall and wondered if they are getting enough water..most unlikely reason for brown leaves but possible

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jpea

I have Leno, but a general one and with no detrimental effects to any other plant @leno And John I've only just moved it to this position but it came from a rather shaded place where the soil was rather heavy having a fair bit of clay in it so it's lighter soil there and gets a fair bit more sun. Would I therefore dig up the corms and check there are none that are rotten @ukjohnny

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jpea

@ukjohnny I've dug up the corm and found it was infact 6 or more joined together! They are now split, brown leaves cut off, replanted and well watered in. Time will tell 🤔

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ukjohnny

...exactly what I would've done .. hopefully they will be fine now ...maybe the brown leaves were a result of the move ... summer especially hot ones are not the best time to move plants but it's necessary sometimes.. fingers crossed they will be ok

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jacaranda

Some of mine are looking like that too. I’ve put it down to the hot weather and the fact that they’re in an area that didn’t get watered during the dry spell. I’ll cut the brown leaves off and see what happens @jpea @ukjohnny

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Keely

It's died off earlier this year with the heat. Do same as your others dig up seperate n replant for next year more plants for free, goodness will have gone back into corn seen as they are brown now 👍

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jpea

Not sure if this is 1 or 2 plants in #Bed4JPea

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