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Name: Lisa Osgood
Indiana (Zone 6a)
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LisaOsgood
Jun 17, 2017 12:52 PM CST
Help!
I sprayed my Creeping Phlox with antitranspirant and all the flowers fell off and the plants aren't as green & perky as they were before. Have I ruined them? How can I reverse the damage? (I thought I was helping them.) Can I get the flowers back?

Thanks so much!
Lisa
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 18, 2017 10:02 AM CST
I dont know what intitrasperent is for ? Id say your best chance it to hose spray them for several days, with soap water mix, then plain water, to wash it off. Thumbs up
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jun 18, 2017 1:22 PM CST
Philip, an anti-transpirant is to reduce water loss. I'm not sure why Lisa used it but I would hope the plants will recover even if they look poorly now. There are different kinds of anti-transpirant, there's an article about them here that may give some insight:

https://puyallup.wsu.edu/wp-co...
Name: Lisa Osgood
Indiana (Zone 6a)
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LisaOsgood
Jun 18, 2017 1:59 PM CST
Thank you, Phillip and Sooby! That's a great article, Sooby, thanks again! Anyone want a bottle of anti-transpirant?
Name: Lisa Osgood
Indiana (Zone 6a)
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LisaOsgood
Jun 18, 2017 2:01 PM CST
Does anyone have an idea of how to save my plants? Thanks for your idea, Phillip. Thank You!
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 18, 2017 2:03 PM CST
It might be a good idea to contact the company that made it. Tell them what happened and ask if there is a way to remove it. When we lived in Colorado I used to use it on some special evergreens that I wanted to baby, and it worked well with no problems. Good luck!
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Name: Lisa Osgood
Indiana (Zone 6a)
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LisaOsgood
Jun 18, 2017 2:07 PM CST
Great idea, Plantmanager!! Hurray! Thank You!
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 19, 2017 8:04 AM CST
Lisa: If that stuff works on arm pits, ill take it ! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Lisa Osgood
Indiana (Zone 6a)
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LisaOsgood
Jun 19, 2017 9:47 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious! Philip
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 19, 2017 7:03 PM CST
Lisa ! PLEASE !😬! Send it SOON !
It's still going to be over triple digits for the rest of week. It's ! A 911 emergency out hear. 👺👺👺 😮
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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I tip my hat to you.

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