Stinkbugs all over butterfly bush

toddlerchaserAugust 23, 2010

Hello there. I'm seeing stinkbugs all over the giant old butterfly bush in the backyard. It looks raggedy and bad. Should I spray for them? Tear out that bush and plant something else?

I had an idea that the bush was being sacrificed to save the tomatoes (which are nearby and doing well). I'm happy to leave it if it's keeping the awful little stinkbugs off other things.

I hate these bugs! Shudder.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Sacrificial plants sure aren't going to be beautiful! Sounds like your plant is doing its job.

If you spray, you run the risk of harming pollinators which visit your plant.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2010 at 12:17PM
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