Possible wilt disease on a salvia?

Asked May 30, 2020, 10:07 AM EDT

I am not sure if this is a salvia, but it is planted with my other salvia perennials. The bottom is turning yellow and wilting (same thing happening to my native aster). Is this just too much rain?

Calvert County Maryland

3 Responses

We think that this plant looks like it may be veronica. The yellow foliage looks like there may be too much moisture in the area. Check the drainage and make sure mulch is no thicker than several inches and away from the base of the stems. We notice new growth and that is a good sign. No other controls are recommended now. Rake and discard any fallen foliage.
Monitor the growth and health of the plant and if you notice additional symptoms, send us more photos so we can see what you may be dealing with.

Marian

thanks so much. Will keep an eye on it and check on drainage. I have turned up the drip system time this year as I have so many perennials in that bed. Yes, Veronica sounds right!