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Campanula Appeal Deep Blue root bugs

Posted by dirt_farmer 6 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 19, 14 at 14:24


I planted two of these this spring in my flower garden and got two very nice blooms after nipping spent buds from first bloom.
Then I had one of the plants completely die and turn brown in about a weeks time. The other plant remaining is starting to turn brown now. I have begonia's growing very close to both these plants with no problems to them.
When I examined the roots on the dead plant I saw extremely small white bugs on them (ugh ).
I am assuming the bugs killed the plant. But that being the fact why did they leave the begonia;s alone?
What pesticide will destroy these pests, both organic or inorganic as i do not grow vegetables in the flower garden?

thanks for any feedback

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RE: Campanula Appeal Deep Blue root bugs

  • Posted by fori CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 19, 14 at 21:40

Some insects eat decaying plant material, which is why they'd be on the dead one and not the healthy ones. I suspect they didn't do the crime...

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