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Re: Iris - cult - Aphids

Hi Sonya,

How can we up here in the USA get some of those seeds, Anybody?

Char Region 8

Sonya wrote:

> Hello all  from NZ
> I promised in a iris-l  chat to post the name of the  of the aphid control
> plant I used in my commercial glasshouse and planted in my own garden.
> I did remember it just took me a while to  find the " safe place" I put the
> orginal packet in with the botanical name on it..... LOL
> Phacelia Tanacetiifolia - is an effective and efficent alternative to
> chemical pest control by enchaning the population of the thests natural
> enemies.
> In this case it attracts the hover fly whose larvae decimate aphid
> populations. The blue flower is attractive and has a pleasing scent and it
> is suitable for large scale commercial use and for the home gardner.
> I only purchased one packets of seed and then just havested my own and grew
> the plants on large tubs and just moved them about the glasshoues and garden
> as required .
> These plants are all I used for 3 years after trying with out sucess to
> control the " bugs" with chemicals.
> I had over 20,000 lettuce plants in production at any one time  that never
> got aphids or any of the other nasties that follow them due to this small
> plant.
> If you want to know anything else about these beauties please email me :)
> Sonya
> New Zealand
> First to see the sun
> I am your future you are my past ..... aren't you glad you are reading this
> cos you know tomorrow has arrived ..........
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