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kriveran
May 8, 2018 9:44 AM CST
I purchased some bulbs and planted them mid March. They've grown about a foot and a half since then and even produced flower buds. In the past two weeks I noticed new stems were growing wrinkled leaves and brown spotting, that there is a white residue on the uppermost leaves of one of the peonies and that flower buds were turning brown. One of the flower buds still looks fine (even though a spider nestled underneath one of the ourmost green petal). Im not sure if I should treat the one with the white residue with Neem Oil, or what else I can do.
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
May 8, 2018 10:44 AM CST
Mildew, aphids, or spider mites.
I can't tell without close-up picture.
Maybe ? Someone with better eyes can tell. 🕵️🤔
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Atlanta
kriveran
May 8, 2018 12:36 PM CST
Philipwonel said:Mildew, aphids, or spider mites.
I can't tell without close-up picture.
Maybe ? Someone with better eyes can tell. 🕵️🤔
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There was a spider on the bigger bud and there was so spider webbing too. Wasn't sure if a spider could produce that kind of white buildup on its leaves.
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DaisyI
May 8, 2018 12:41 PM CST
Spider miltes are the size of dust and bright red.

It could be mealybugs too.
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Atlanta
kriveran
May 8, 2018 12:44 PM CST
Would you suggest wipe the leaves clean and spray wit Neem Oil? Or, is the a way to deal with the spiders that won't harm the plants? The spider I saw was about half an inch big and gray, no red spots.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 8, 2018 12:58 PM CST
Your spider is probably feasting on the bugs that are feasting on your plant. I would move him elsewhere and then spray for the bad bugs.

Neem is not an immediate cure-all. I personally use insecticidal soap for all my insect problems.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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kriveran
May 8, 2018 1:16 PM CST
DaisyI said:Your spider is probably feasting on the bugs that are feasting on your plant. I would move him elsewhere and then spray for the bad bugs.

Neem is not an immediate cure-all. I personally use insecticidal soap for all my insect problems.


The grower told me they were due to spider mites too and that since it just germinated from bulbs it's best to cut off the flower buds so it gets a good root system. As I was cutting the bulbs I saw the spider mites under the leaves so you are right! I would be afraid to transplant them since it's so young and I heard they don't take kindly to transplsnting. Btw, what brand of insecticidal soap do you use? The grower suggested it too and now I now I need it for sure!
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quercusnut
May 8, 2018 2:30 PM CST
DaisyI said:Your spider is probably feasting on the bugs that are feasting on your plant. I would move him elsewhere and then spray for the bad bugs.

Neem is not an immediate cure-all. I personally use insecticidal soap for all my insect problems.


I agree with Daisy! Save the Spider! Hurray!

Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 8, 2018 6:12 PM CST
I use Safer's Insecticidal Soap. If you buy it from the website, you can get it in concentrate and mix it as you need it.

http://www.saferbrand.com/safe...

It kills ants too.
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