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Questions About False Sunflower Plants

Asked by
Elsieirene on
June 16, 2015

Q. false sunflower leaves turn yellow and curl up

What is causing my false sunflower leaves to turn yellow and curl up? Inside the curled leaves are small black eggs, and I found a worm on one leaf. I do not want to spray them with anything that will kill birds, however. The flowers will not be blooming for a week or so.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 17, 2015
Certified Expert
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It would appear that eggs have been laid in your plant leaves.
I understand wanting to protect all the beneficial insects, bees and birds.
Neem Oil would be a good treatment.
Here are a few links.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/sunflower/sunflower-problems.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/ox-eye-sunflower/grow-false-sunflowers.htm

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Asked by
kdlewis on
June 29, 2015

Q. false sunflowers with black substance

My false sunflowers get a black, almost wet or greasy, substance that appears to be bugs when closely inspected. What is this? And this occurs on the stems. How do I deal with this problem, as it happens every year? Thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 30, 2015
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