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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:06 pm 
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What variety of lantana is it?


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I've never lost any lantana to disease or pests, but the symptoms sound similar to a bacterial blight that I had in a couple of pear trees a couple of years ago. How much of the plant has died? With all the rains, maybe your other flowers have fungal problems.


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Hi tano85,

The pink & yellow ones are called pink lantana, they are native to Texas. I lost one last year that I transplanted it in the late fall. I transplanted 4 that were full grown and they all lost their leaves in the way you described. The only time I have seen them drop leaves is when their root system is disturbed.

Sorry, I don't have any advice on the zinnias.


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If it is fungal and since the leaves are black and not brown I would guess it is, then cornmeal juice works like a champ. get a panty hose sock and a 5 gallon bucket. dump about 2 cups of cornmeal in the sock. Fill the bucket with water and dunk the sock. Stir it up everytime you remember to over the next few days (or use a pump to aerate, which will stir it for you) On day 3 or 4 simply spray the cornmeal juice on the leaves. I also soak the roots with the stuff. It has worked wonders for me on anything fungal!!


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 Post subject: Lantana problem
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:47 pm 
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Tano85,
Do you see any white, cottony looking stuff on any of the stems? I recently had a problem with several rose bushes whose leaves were dying and it turned out to be leaf hoppers--the kind that masquerade as mealy bugs. If you have Howard's bug book there is a picture on page 87. Howard recommends you use citrus oil or horticultural oil for heavy infestations.
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I, too, have witnessed my beautiful Lantana expiring this year. The leaves seem to become britlle over night, then linger, tightening up, discolor, and fall off. This is painful thing to witness. I have tried the cornmeal with not luck. The neem oil, which works on virtually every other garden problem doesn't help eighther.

I can't see a bug, or tunnel, but the damage almost apears more insect related than fungus or virus. Any ideas to add to this board on my disaster??
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