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Milberger's Nursery and Landscaping
3920 North Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX 78247

Open 9 to 6 Mon. through Sat.
and 10 to 5 on Sun.

Three exits east of 281, inside of 1604
Next to the Diamond Shamrock station
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Question: What does the Vinca/Periwinkle plant look like once it has been infected with the Aerial Phytophthora fungus and is there anything you can do to help once you have the fungus?

Answer: As can be seen from these images, the stem turns black and the plant above the lesion will gradually die. When you see this symptom on a plant you should remove it from the bed and discard it in the garbage. You should not plant the vinca until the weather gets hot (late May - June); you should mulch around the plants to help prevent the soil particles where the disease is residing from splashing up onto the plants; and you should water the soil and never the plants.