Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Try Insecticidal Soap to Stop Phlox Plant Bug

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Try Insecticidal Soap to Stop Phlox Plant Bug

Article excerpt

Q * My phlox has very yellow, twisted leaves with light spots at the top of the plants. Many of the other leaves throughout the plant have yellow discoloration. I have noticed some insects with red markings on the plants and wonder if they may be the cause?

A * It sounds like your plants have been damaged by the phlox plant bug. This pest of perennial phlox feeds on the upper surface of new foliage and developing buds. This causes spotting to occur on the leaves. The new growth may be stunted and twisted and flowers fail to develop normally.

Adult bugs are about -inch-long, greenish-yellow in coloration and with four black stripes down their back. Young plant bugs may be bright red or orange in coloration.

Sprays may be necessary to salvage this year's flowers. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.