What’s wrong with my Black Eyes Susan’s?
Hello, while our watering this morning, I noticed that the center of some of my BES’s have, well, mutated or something? Are you able to tell me what is wrong here and if it is a disease that needs to be removed? Thank you very much, Kyla McGraw
Hennepin County Minnesota
It does look like some of the plants have Aster Yellows. Those plants should be removed from your garden. https://extension.umn.edu/plant-diseases/aster-yellows
Oh gosh, this is so disappointing! Thank you for letting me know though, after some research I think you are exactly right. I am now concerned about my echinacea that is right next to it though. Do these look like they are also sick?
Some echinaceas do have a raised center. Ohers are flat. Check out the variety you planted but they are probably fine..