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Verbena bonariensis with powdery mildew

One of my Verbenas seems to have powdery mildew ☹ It's not new, has come up from last year and is grown on very dry, sandy soil.

Do I need to get shot and start again? Or if left can it spread to my neighbouring plants?

Thanks

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,480
    It’s hard to avoid powdery mildew in dry seasons. If just make sure it (and the rest of garden) gets plenty of water. 
    If it’s so bad that it looks awful Id remove and bin the affected parts. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Thank you - can it spread?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,480
    There are specific types for specific groups of plants ... but there’s mildew spores floating around all over our gardens all the time.

    Plants become susceptible to it when they’re stressed, most commonly by lack of water ... so keep your plants happy and they should stay healthy. 

     :) 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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