Carpet Bugle
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Why are my ajugas wilting

Zone Zone 8 - Bossier City, LA | avaccari added on July 13, 2015 | Answered

It has been raining a lot lately and my ajugas have started to partially wilt. When I pulled out, the wilted part I found has a sort of white mold underneath. What can I do? I love my ajugas! PS: I wrote to you before regarding a Chaste Tree. Just wanted to let you know that I followed your advice of watering it more and it is doing wonderful. Thanks!!!

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 15, 2015

Though they do like a damp growing site, (they can also survive drier weather) to much rain and poorly draining soil can cause fungus or even root rot.
If you can remove any of the mulch that is moldy I would do so. You also could treat the plants with Neem OIl. It acts as both an insecticide and fungicide.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/ajuga/ajuga-bugleweed.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/mulch/common-mulch-fungus.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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