Return to the Iris Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
White flies

Posted by lainey2 7a (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 30, 13 at 21:16

I've grown bearded iris for fifty years, but this is the first time I have ever seen them covered with white flies. I'm afraid of them spreading to other plants in my garden and my house. How do you deal with this?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: White flies

I have one that is covered too. I scrape the leaves with a credit card and then wipe them with my wet hands. (pretty much a no-spray garden)

They've never spread to any other plants and some years I don't have any at all. This particular iris is semi-shaded and not getting air circulation.


 o
RE: White flies

Me too! I have never had them on irises. My mom has them too, and so does one of my gardening buddies. Weird. I wiped them off and bagged the old leaves and threw them away. You can cut back the infested foliage if you wish and bag and toss it at this time of year- it generally does not affect next year's bloom, at least not here in Southern California.


 o
RE: White flies

Thanks, I like the simplicity.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Iris Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here