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This thread is in reply to a blog post by Seedfork entitled "Cutting back daylilies........Aphids by the thousands........12-14-2016".
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Dec 18, 2016 4:31 PM CST
Nasty little sap suckers. Aphids target my daylilies too. I am more worried about them starting a virus among my cannas.
Springtime is daylily cleanup for me, pulling out dead leaves and cleaning up the clump. I had intended cutting back this fall for the rust but that idea went by the wayside..
Nice steady rain now, the more the better.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Dec 18, 2016 6:17 PM CST
@Kabby,I don't know much about virus among my cannas, but the darn Leaf Rollers drive me batty. Each year I say I am going to do a better job at killing them and they always get ahead of me. This year I managed to cut all the cannas back to the ground during the fall clean up , hoping that will help. I bought some spray for them, but never seem to get the timing right with it.
I managed to pick up five more truck loads of leaves today, that tells you how little rain we actually got, nothing more than a very slight drizzle at the heaviest.

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