aphids on ornamental grasses
We have many ornamental grasses, 40 to be exact, and I've seen some aphids on the backside of the blades on a couple of different varieties.
2 of the Miscanthus 'Blue Wonder' and on a Pennisetum 'Cassian' fountain grass.
The blades that they are on are turning a redish color and drying up. I haven't ever noticed them on the grasses before, but I've been spotting them easily this year by the way the grass blades are turning color.
We have aphids on a lot of the shrubs and spray Bonide Eight Insect control on them with the hose. What is safe to use on ornamental grasses? I don't want to harm them or the seed heads that are now starting to emerege at the very moment.
Maybe it's just the severe drought and heat from the this year that is making the insects more of a problem, but it's worse here than usual. Rabbits have been eating some of the new grasses this year and they usually have never bothered the grasses. I use Liquid Fence and it helps a lot it seems.