rusty leaves on Mandevilla vine

why does my mandevilla vine always get rust on the leaves toward the middle of the growing season? I starts out good has loads of flowers, just the rusty leaves. I have it growing in a large pot,winter it over in my small greenhouse. It does well in the greenhouse - no rust there- just when it's outside in the summer.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Rust diseases have fairly complicated life cycles. Most require an alternate host (such as cedar-apple rust or quince-hawthorn rust). A few can repeat generations on the same plant, such as hollyhock rust or geranium rust. Because of the alternation of hosts, timing of the disease is often periodic rather than constant.
Some fungicides control the rust fungi, but they must be applied before the rustiness develops.


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