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Discussion in 'Greenhouse Growing' started by kerrygirl, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. kerrygirl

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    Hello i overwintered evening primrose in my greenhouse, I sowed them late last year now I've noticed an orange powery substance on the leaves. Is it dangerous to the new flower seedings I've growing there
     

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    • KFF

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      Hi Kerrygirl , if it's a powdery substance it's probably Fuchsia Rust.
      Evening Primroses are a member of the Fuchsia family and the disease is readily spread between them as Evening Primrose is the main carrier. You need to dispose of any plant infected , especially if you have any Fuchsias. Other members are Clarkia and Godetia.
      Personally I don't grow any Evening Primrose as I grow Fuchsias, Clarkia and Godetia.
       
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        Thank you KFF for replying I will try to get something for them, thanks again
         
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          Hello KFF, sorry for the short reply earlier. I have 26 plants, I better dump all of them. They are all infected. I'm just getting used to my greenhouse. Is it possible to get a list of plants that dont carry a fungus
           
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          • Mike Allen

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            Don't panic!!Terms that folk use can sometimes be a bit confusing. No Kerry, I'm not have a go at you. Actually my eldest daught is named Kerry.
            Now then. Evening primrose is an outdoor plant, so your reference to growing it in the GH, I you refer to young plants you have raised from seed.

            Having discovered whatever it is. Don't panic. Provide the roots are good, then simply cut down the top growth. This will have a similar affect to pinching out. The wasted material should be burned. A general spay/douching of a fungicide will help to get rid of left over infection. Hope this helps.

            PS. For fuchsia growers. Rosebay Willow herb is probably your worst enemy.
             
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              Hi mike thanks for replying but unfortunately I did panic, i dumped them all today, broke my heart but thought i had to
               
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                If you love Evening Primrose then just sow some more seed this spring, although they are biennial so won't flower till next year. As others have said it's not a greenhouse plant but will thrive outdoors.
                 
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                  Thank you JWK, yes thats an option
                   
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                    Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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                    Hi @kerrygirl what a shame...don't be so quick to dump.. as this year alone as learnt me a lesson with GC members advice on how to protect the plants with these bad winters.:dbgrtmb:

                    Plus you'll always get members step forward with different opinions ..then it's how you react to the sound advice they given :)
                     
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                    I hear you Gail 68 thank you
                     
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