Summer Phlox Covered With Mildew

melovesflowers added on October 27, 2015 | Answered

What do I do with summer phlox in fall that are covered with mildew? Is it best to cut these to the ground now or wait til spring? All of the leaves are mildewed.

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Answered on October 28, 2015

Cut the Phlox back now and discard of the cuttings, don't compost these clippings.

I then like to spray the area with a fungicide and again in the spring.

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