Heliopsis pests

kimk_gardener(6)September 2, 2008

I have six heliopsis plants that have bloomed heavily this summer. I just noticed that the stems just below the blooms are covered with tiny reddish brown bugs. What are these ? Will they permanently harm the plants ? Will they spread to other adjacent perennials ?

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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Spidermites?

tj

    Bookmark   November 26, 2008 at 8:57PM
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ontnative(5b Can/USDA 4)

Heliopsis are prone to attracting red aphids. Other types of sunflowers such as those in the Helianthus family don't. Spray them with water or Safer's solution.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2008 at 5:26PM
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