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Curling leaves on phlox

Good morning all. Does anyone have an idea about what's causing the leaves on my phlox to curl? I've had a good look and see no sign of insect activity. Ideas on how to treat would also be much appreciated! Thanks


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,870
    I wouldn’t take much notice of that, it’s the lower leaves so could have been affected by the cold snap a little while ago. The top leaves look very healthy, if they start to go as well, come back and show us, but for now I would just pick off the offending leaves and see how it goes. 

    Looking closer, that’s not white fly is it ? On the lower leaves, if it is, you can spray with washing up liquid diluted in a little spray bottle. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Victoria44Victoria44 Posts: 22
    Thank you, Lyn.  I think it's the reflection off the water droplets you might be seeing? I've taken the leaves off and will see how it goes! 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,870
    That’s good, I’m sure they’ll be fine, let us know if it happens again, 🙂
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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