Bachelor Button Flowers

What Are the Tiny Red Bugs on Bachelors Buttons

Transplanted Southerner added on August 7, 2013 | Answered

What are the tiny red bugs that have begun covering the stems of my bachelor buttons (Thinking they are what I planted, though the label said Pincushion!)? They are growing well at 8, 500' in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Recently, tiny red bugs have attached themselves to some of the stems. It has been an unusually rainy year here. Also, the stems and leaves are now covered in a silvery powdery looking substance. The plants from last year did not return. Any tips to ensure that the ones planted this year will show up next year? Thanks! (P. S. Can't find how to change my Zone, it is 4!)

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Answered on August 7, 2013

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