My red hot poker large orange flowers in the summer months, at the base of the stem has a lot of as i can only describe as slime. which i presume is plant rot, where water has got in over the winter. they are planted on a very exposed bank
When i have tried to clear cut out it looks like it has gone into the core of the plant, which looks like a whole in the centre where the plant has snapped of.
The whole plant is not looking healthy, should i dig up and divide getting rid of anything that i think does look good, and replant.
Any other suggestions most welcome.