Read on to get familiar with certain warning signs and learn the particulars for reviving a dying plant. 2016-05-11 . We planted the grass the end of March and it has done quite nicely until about a couple of weeks ago. ... Why is my potted Mandevilla dying from bottom up? I put in 3 years ago. No Comments. The second year the plumes were tall and full. Astilbe leaves are green but the flower is brown and shriveled . Why do my astilbe come back year after year but in strange places. I have planted an astilbe in one place 3 different times and it keeps dying. The unidentified astilbe just finished blooming and appears to be healthy, while the two fanals look incredibly sick. - astilbe flowers have turned brown. The Flowers On My Astilbe Are Turning Brown. Why? The foliage was a vibrant healthy green, and the astilbe sprouts for the flowers came up nicely as well. Lawns are also “smart” enough to go brown and dormant in a hot, dry spell. The leaves are green but curled badly and the flowers seem to have a dull lavender tone. Problems Growing Astilbe. Plant has full Sun, potting soil plus African violet soil, great drainage, periodic MiracleGro water-mixed fertilizer, and a … Newly seeded tall fescue grass wilting and dying. Q. Wilting leaves on visons astilbe. Submitted by David on June 26, 2019 - 10:39am. This year the color is beautiful but the plumes are much shorter, hardly taller than the greens of the plants. Q. astilbe plumes stunted I have 2 purple astilbe plants in my front garden. This astilbe plant has dried and curled to a crisp in dry soil and unrelenting hot days. I was away for a week and the plant dried out during heat wave. Dying Astilbe's, HELP!? The first one I planted I don't remember the variety but the 2nd and 3rd were both spinell. Legacy post . The hostas and heuchera/heucherella are doing great, japanese forest grass appears to be doing fine, but an elderberry bush appears to be browning and dying on the interior foliage (it is also a bit floppy but other than the browning/dying isn't nearly as pathetic as my astilbes). shalebunch@aol.com – posted 02 June 2002 22:00. We have been watering it 3 times per week for at least a half hour at a time. However, it can suffer from astilbe plant diseases that can kill the plant, if left untreated, and several that are untreatable from the get-go. Too much sun can cause wilting or leaf scorching. The plant was just purchased and I have now transplanted it to a half barrel using top soil with compost. The spot gets some morning sun but is mostly shady the rest of the day. Signs of a Dying Plant and How to Help it Recover If your plant is suffering from too much water (more on that below), hold off on adding fertilizer or … I would like to send you a photo but don't see where I can. 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