carrie
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Dusty Miller - wilting

Hello, I'm very new to gardening and am already killing one of my plants: a tray of Silver Dust/Dusty Miller has wilted and appears to be turning from silver to green after only 3 days in my charge. I've left the plants in the trays I bought them in, watered them, and put them in my backyard in part shade. Any idea what the problem might be?

opabinia51
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Well, if it has been hot, the plants may have been overheated, if it has been cold at night, the plants may have frozen in the small pots. I would get them in the ground with a good watering and an application of a good organic fertilizer such as liquid fish or liquid seaweed. Dilute as per the instructions on the bottle.

carrie
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Update

I figured out the problem: because the plant wilted so quickyly, I figured I hadn't watered it enough.... and that turned out to be the case. (I had read that it prefers hot/dry conditions...)

much thanks,
carrie

opabinia51
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Hi Carrie,

a weely dose of liquid seaweed or liquid fish (stinks but, is really good) will really help your plant as well.

Not that they are related but I have been rejuvinating my landlords Rhodo by pruning off the deadwood and fertilizing each week. The plant is starting to look great again

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