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MargLipinski
Jun 9, 2016 2:24 PM CST
My salvia and cone flowers have small white balls of moist, bubbly like growths. What is it and how can I get rid of it?
Thank you for your reply.
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Calif_Sue
Jun 9, 2016 5:19 PM CST

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Can you provide images?
And you should edit out your email, it's a potential recipe to end up with an Inbox full of spam when you openly publish your email address on the Web. Spammers scour open forums just for them.
Just come back to the main home page to to see any new replies to your post.
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Calif_Sue
Jun 9, 2016 5:21 PM CST

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Does it look like foam? Could be spittle bugs. http://www.ecoyards.com/white-foam-on-plants/
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woofie
Jun 10, 2016 9:20 AM CST
Spittle bugs were my first thought as well. If there aren't a lot of them, you can get rid of them with a Q-tip dipped in alcohol. Once you get rid of the foam with the alcohol soaked Q-tip, you'll see a small green critter that you can sort of roll onto the Q-tip and then dip it into the alcohol to rinse it off. Then on to the next one!
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Calif_Sue
Jun 10, 2016 4:04 PM CST

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I always just blasted them with my hose if I happened to come cross it, just like the link suggested. But it never seemed to do any damage.

@dave or @Trish, can you edit out the email addy in the OP? nodding
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MargLipinski
Jul 4, 2016 11:56 AM CST
Thanks to those who responded to my question regarding bubbly growths on my salvia and cone flowers. They went away after several waterings. Don't know what they were, but they did not harm the plant.

MargLipinski Thank You!

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