Fungal disease may affect vinca minor, plus more info from Master Gardeners

vinca minor in Amherst NY by Stofko
Healthy vinca minor. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

If you’re noticing dying stems and leaves on your vinca minor (also known as myrtle or periwinkle), it might not be due to the dry weather. It might be a fungal disease.

You find out more in the article “Potential Problem with Vinca Minor,” one of the articles in September’s edition of WNY Gardening Matters, produced by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.

In This Month in the Garden, you get tips on planting cool-season crops as well as other things you can do in the garden as summer turns into autumn.

The third article in this edition covers two topics. It gives you tips on saving fresh herbs and reminds you how you can help scientists by looking for the invasive Asian longhorned beetle.

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2 Comments on “Fungal disease may affect vinca minor, plus more info from Master Gardeners

  1. I’ve had the same problem this year with my Pachysandra. Never had this problem before. I’ve trimmed out the dead parts and what’s left looks healthy. The plants should recover and fill back in in a season or two.

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