Anne Miller wrote:I don't understand the description "turn black and shrink up into almost non-existance".
To me, the picture looks like something ate all the leaves overnight.
There is so much black in the picture on the mulch that I am not seeing any black leaves. Maybe a white piece of paper over the mulch would help show the leaves.
I should've used a piece of paper, that's a good idea.
It might've be eaten - I do have a hrair of wild rabbits scampering about.
I was thinking it was some form of blight, because I saw the leaves had black on them, and some turned brown, and shriveled in almost nothing, but I suppose it's likelier that some had black and brown on them, shriveled up, and unrelated to that, a rabbit came by and ate all the green ones?
Another one got stricken. =(...
I'll put cages over everything if that's the case, and sprinkle diatomaceous earth incase it's bugs.
The newly stricken one has I think an unopened leaf bud, so if I act now, it may still make it.
I think it looks like something came and chomped on it- rabbits would certainly do it. If you had blight, the plant would linger a bit. See if you can cover them up somehow and watch what happens with the next bud. Good luck!