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Re: butterfly bush

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] butterfly bush
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 09:32:27 -0600
  • References: <5191658.1118721887144.JavaMail.root@sniper9>

Donna, I've read that the bright orange aphids on Asclepias are pretty
common but not universal.  Water blasts and hand picking of course are the
suggested strategies.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 10:04 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] butterfly bush

> Interesting Theresa... ok, those with aphid problems, where were they
> planted?
> My ice ballet is in the pond, my incartana is in a bog... the one with the
> aphids was tuberose and that was in the ground...hum?
> Donna
> Ps- Theresa, look around - betting some of the mantis survived!
> >
> > I had an Ice Ballet for one summer- it was completely covered with
> > florescent orange aphids!  But, then it died over the winter- so now I
> > just have a yellow, and one that is 2-toned (red/yellow) that I love.
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> > Donna wrote:
> >
> > >Asclepias tuberose is the orange common one. My Monarchs don't seen to
> > mind
> > >which one they attack. I love them, but have gotten rid of the common
> > as
> > >I just can't deal with all those aphids! The pink (incarnata) and white
> > (Ice
> > >Ballet?) don't seem to be bothered with aphids as bad...at least
> > >controllable!
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