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My Very Sick Honeysuckle (Goldflame)

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by SAS on July 20, 2004 12:15 AM
I recieved 2 healthy Goldflame Honeysuckle plants for Mothers Day. I planted them next day, water as directed aprox. 2 weeks later the lower leaves started turning yellow and falling off and the green leaves developed a white powdery substance on them. There is new growth that look good for awhile then turns powdery before turning yellow. I called local green house was advised possible mildew/fungus, and to use fungcide. Seems to help some but not much improvement.Can use any advice to make sick Honeysuckle better. [Eek!]

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by weezie13 on July 20, 2004 01:13 AM
Can you tell us what kind of dirt it's in?
How much rain or water it gets or has gotten
because of excess rain?
Do you have clay soil under it and or not very good drainage???
Or how about the sunlight it's recieving???
Or did you plant it deeper than the original soil line in the pot???

These will help us a little bit more to narrow it down for you!!


P.S. [wayey] Welcome to The Garden Helper's Forum by the way, it's a really nice gardening site here!!!

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by SAS on July 20, 2004 04:22 PM
Thank You for such a quick response. It's nice to have a place to go for help.
The soil the Honey suckle is planted in is a good black dirt all other plants in area are thriving.

We have had a very wet spring & summer have not had to water much. Example had 3" rain total in 48 hour period, have had several storms with alot of rain.

There is good drainage-
Full sun-
The plants where plant at soil level-

I did take pictures if it would help.

Thanks for any help [flower]

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by plantlady19 on July 21, 2004 07:15 PM
If it is a mold/mildew situation, I've been told that a mixture of baking soda and water, when sprayed on the plant takes care of it. Good luck! [Wink]

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