Echinacea Plants
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Coneflower

Anonymous added on August 5, 2011 | Answered

I have 5 coneflower plants in different locations and they are all affected by the same problem. I started noticing holes in all of the foliage with some of the plants' foliage disappearing almost completely. Some of the foliage is also withered and blackish gray. I have noticed many very small black catepillars, about a half inch long, on several of the plants. The plants range in age from several years to one year old.

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    Nikki
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    Answered on August 6, 2011

    The caterpillars are likely the cause, but which they are I cannot tell without a picture. However, all caterpillars are treated the same. This article will help:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/prevent-caterpillars.htm

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