Sunflower Plants
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False Sunflower deformed leaves

Zone East central Wisconsin | Anonymous added on July 7, 2016 | Answered

I have several False Sunflowers, Lorraine variety, and some of them are growing in with deformed leaves. Please see photos attached. Some of the flowers are coming in deformed too.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 8, 2016

This is most likely aphids. They can be very difficult to see with the naked eye.
Treat with Neem Oil.
Here are a few links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/ox-eye-sunflower/grow-false-sunflowers.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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