Brown leaves on speedwell?

Jill R. Wright
by Jill R. Wright
I live in upstate SC Zone 8. I've just recently (3 weeks ago) planted speedwell in my new flower bed. What's causing the leaves to turn brown? I'm watering regularly. Am I overwatering? Underwatering? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jul 27, 2014
    Three weeks is not long enough for a plant to settle in, so that could be the issue, and so could the way it was planted. I don't know how much you're watering, but you need to keep the soil moist, not wet, for newly planted perennials, until you start to see them produce new foliage on their own.
  • Jill R. Wright Jill R. Wright on Jul 27, 2014
    @Douglas Hunt thank you for your help. If I'm understanding correctly, I should continue watering, keeping the soil moist, and give them more time to establish. Thanks again for taking the time to answer!
    • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jul 28, 2014
      @Jill R. Wright Yes. I would check to make sure you have not planted too high or too low (burying the crown, for example), but otherwise just try to give them optimal conditions and give them more time.