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Q.The Asiatic Lilly That I Have In Containers The Leaves Have Started To Turn Brown And Black. Some Of The Flowers Have Also Started

Zone 42164 | Anonymous added on June 7, 2021 | Answered

to have translucent spots. One container some of the flowers I had to cut the stems down because the had also started to turn bla ck. The black and brown leaves started turning at the top of the plant and went down the stem. There were two that started at the bottom and worked up the stem. This is the second year that I have had Asiatic Lillie’s in containers and I do not remember the plants from the previous year doing this. The containers have drainage and the plants were fertilized earlier. I also checked for bugs/pests but did not find anything. I thought that may have had a fungus so I did try baking soda/ water mixture that I had read about treating lilies with. After I sprayed the plants with the compound I don’t think it hurt or helped them.

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Answered on June 15, 2021

I think it may be overwatering in the container situation. To drain well, add sand to your container soil. Another possibility is botrytis blight. Here is info that should help:


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