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Q.I Bought A Astibe Hybrid-Ruby Red This Spring Was Very Pretty.

Zone Manitowoc, Wisc. 54220 | mrozinski50 added on July 1, 2020 | Answered

But after about a month the ruby red has no color brown it is in a pot and I keep it moist in mainly shade maybe 2 hrs of sun per day. Is this normal? answer to mrozinski50@att.net

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Answered on July 2, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to see the issue at hand.

It does sound like an infection, and from the description of soils that don't get a chance to dry out, this will be even more likely.

A fungicide may be in order, as well as correcting watering habits. Make sure that the soil has a chance to dry only down to about half an inch between waterings. Any more or less will pose problems. Saturated soils will be bad, but so will dry soils.

Here are some articles that will help:



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