Zinnias
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Zinnias

Zone Maysville KY 41056 | Anonymous added on June 8, 2017 | Answered

Planted these about a month ago. They did fine at first, but now every bloom turns black while starting to open and then never flowers but dies instead! They are planted around my outside pole light. Not sure if that would have anything to do with it ( the electricity?). The flowers still have buds, but I'm thinking of taking them out since they won't bloom! Help!!

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on June 8, 2017

    Zinnia's need plenty of sunshine, warm temperatures and even watering.
    They can be effected by some pests and diseases, including Powdery Mildew and blossom blight.
    Fungal infections can cause brown spots or as you describe, the buds could darken and be effected.

    Damp conditions or lack of air circulation can be a cause of disease.

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    ellie13232
    Answered on June 12, 2017

    To discourage plant diseases be sure to water the soil, but avoid the foliage and SUN SUN SUN!

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