False Sunflower Plants

false sunflower leaves turn yellow and curl up

Zone I live in Gaspe, Quebec. | Elsieirene added on June 16, 2015 | Answered

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.

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Answered on June 17, 2015

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.



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