Red Valerian - leaves curling
philipacooper Posts: 2
I'm hoping someone can help me identify a problem I have with a red valerian and offer some suggestions for how to treat it. I salvaged the valerian plant from my late mother's garden, she enjoyed her garden and I wanted to keep some of it "in the family". At the moment I don't have a garden so I've been forced to plant the valerian in a pot. The first year it seemed to do well but this year a lot of the leaves have curled up at the edges and they've turned a pale green/bright pink colour (see the attached image). I can't see any insects on the leaves. At first I cut off all the affected leaves to see if that would stop the spread, it didn't. I then thought it might be something in the soil so I cleaned all the old soil off the roots and repotted the plant in fresh soil. More leaves have since curled and changed colour. At the moment it's in a sunny position, the soil is free draining and at the moment I'm watering when the soil looks/feels dry. Is there a way to save the plant? Ideally I'd prefer a chemical free solution. I'm a novice gardener so I'm hoping someone with experience will be able to help. Many thanks in advance. Phil
Edited to add, as B3 says, l would just remove the affected leaves for now.
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