Zinnias - Curly Leaves ???

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  1. BanjoBoy

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    Hi Does anyone know why my new Zinnia plants are suffering fom curly leaves? All the rest of the plants in the same bed are perfectly ok. I cannot see any aphids or other bugs on the leaves. I am a new member and have photo, but not sure how to attach
     
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    The only time I have had this problem, is when they have been over watered, but photo's will help
     
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    Apologies for double take on the close up.
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    Definately seems fungal, but would need to see the roots, but over or under wayering can have similar effects
     
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    Many thanks Cuttings. I will see if they grow out if it, but will check roots and photo then if they don't improve.
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Doesn't even look like a Zinnia to me. :smile:
     
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      I know there are a dozen or so species of zinnia, and only familiar withbthe Magellan types, but I agee,vit does resemble Gerbra.
       
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      Thank you for your doubts as whether it is actually a Zinnia. I was given these plants being told they were Dahlias, so I assumed they were Zinnias. A couple of them have picked a bit and maybe will grow to flower then we will at least know what they are.
       
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      They don't look like Zinnias , or the Zinnias I grow.
      @BanjoBoy , zinnias and dahlias are different plants if you put a picture of the full plant and a good leaf on here, I am sure our boffins will be able to ident the plant :blue thumb:
       
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        IMG_20200625_161646~2.jpgIMG_20200625_161558~2.jpg A couple of more pictures that may help identify.
         
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        When I first saw the damaged leaves they looked more like Dahlia to me - but I'm not sure. Could be mosaic virus :scratch:

        These are the only Zinnia leaves I know
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          I still think that they might be Zinnias. I will definitely post some pictures if I get flowers. Thanks all for your help and suggestions.
           
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          Can you explain, why if you were told they were dahlias did you assume they were zinnias?:smile:

          I think, whatever they are, the crinkled leaves are normal for that plant I'm thinking possibly annual asters, but that is only a guess.;)
           
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          I was told they were Dahlias but they told me they were annuals. So I assumed Zinnias
           
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