Gypsophila Diseases

Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Gypsophila diseases.
Gypsophila Diseases - Articles


Alternaria Flower BlightFlowers turn black.AlternariaApply a fungicide to protect plants.
Botrytis BlightBud scales and stems turn ash-gray and stems die.Botrytis cinereaSpace plants to insure good air circulation. Maintain low humidity. Avoid watering late in the day. Remove crop debris. Apply a fungicide to protect plants.
Phytophthora Crown RotPlants wilt. Stems at the soil level have a wet rot. Plants die and are easily pulled up.Phytophthora nicotianaePlant in pasteurized soil. Apply a fungicide to protect plants.
Pythium Root and Stem RotA wet rot develops at the base of young plants. Leaves yellow, wilt and die.Pythium spp.Plant in pasteurized soil. Do not overwater or overfertilize plants. Apply a fungicide to protect plants.
Rhizoctonia Stem RotStems rot at the soil level, split longitudinally and have a dry, shredded appearance but are not easily pulled out.Rhizoctonia solaniPlant in pasteurized raised beds. Apply a fungicide to protect plants.

Prepared by Gary W. Moorman, Professor of Plant Pathology