Phlox mould?


 Does anyone know what this brownish fudge like stuff is on both sides of phlox leaves?


  • Rust?

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    Fleurisa, it is quite 3 dimensional, not just a discolouration of the leaf and you can pick it offimage

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 6,823

    Caterpillar droppings?  If there is no discoloration on the opposite side of the leaf to each blob, then it's probably not a rust which tend to discolour on one side and produce a fruiting body on the other side (usually the bottom.) 

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    Bob, I never would have thought of thatimage I think you may be rightimage

  • I am going to spray my phlox next year when I spray my roses to see if this makes a difference. Phlox mould is a common problem for me. Does the "chelsea chop" help?

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