Garden Phlox turning yellow

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Old 07-02-04, 03:16 PM
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Garden Phlox turning yellow

Just planted some gorgeous garden phlox about a week or so ago. Threw some peat moss in before I planted them and gave them plenty of water after planting. The bottom leaves are starting to turn yellow. Anyone know what causes this and how to correct - or is it normal for these?

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Old 07-03-04, 11:15 AM
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Some leaves are normally lost after transplanting. Does the rest of the plant look healthy?

Too much peat moss can make the soil soggy, giving the plant wet feet.
 
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Old 07-03-04, 01:00 PM
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the rest of the plat looks fine - just the bottonm leaves are yellow with some brown spots
 
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Old 07-25-04, 07:17 PM
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Hi Bogey,

Phlox likes plenty of moisture but not soggy soil. My Phlox does the same thing in wet weather. I don't know how you prepared the soil, but if you have heavy clay soil and added peat you may not have adequate drainage. Leaf blight can also be a problem with phlox.

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Old 07-26-04, 02:51 PM
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Thanks for the reply Wilson. The plants seem to have made it through so far. Is there something I should look for/do to contain leaf blight? I have been picking off the blooms as they die away (deadheading?) - is that the correct thing to do?
 
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