|Leaves become mottled, curl, and shrivel; plants become deformed ||Blights and Viruses ||Remove and destroy plants; buy blight-resistant strains; do not smoke; wash hands before handling plants. ||Aster, Snapdragon|
|Newly sprouted seedlings fall over and die ||Damping Off ||Start seeds in sterile soil mix. Dust seeds with Captan* ** before planting. ||All plants|
|Round, dusty brown or black spots on leaves; leaves drop from plant ||Leaf Spot ||Remove badly diseased leaves; spray with benomyl* or zineb*. ||Aster, Chysanthemum, Foxglove, Phlox|
|Lower leaves and stems turn grayish and look slightly wilted ||Powdery Mildew ||Increase air circulation; spray with benomyl* or sulfur. ||Bachelor's Button, Floss Flower, Phlox, Sweet Pea, Zinnia|
|Orange or reddish-brown raised dots form on backs of leaves; leaves look wilted ||Rust||Increase air circulation; keep foliage dry; buy rust-resistant varieties; spray with ferbam* or zineb*; spray flowers with sulfur or benomyl*. ||Cleome, Hollyhock, Snapdragon|
|Leaves wilt and turn yellow; entire plant shuts down and dies ||Wilt||Remove infected plants and destroy; buy wilt-resistant varieties. ||Aster, Dahlia, Snapdragon|
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Now that you know what to look for in order to grow an annual garden, the last section will show you how to maintain an annual garden.