Ask a Question forum: Aphids on hellebores

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Name: BetNC
Hendersonville, NC (Zone 7a)
Annuals Seed Starter Tomato Heads Hellebores Gardens in Buckets Plant and/or Seed Trader
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BetNC
May 15, 2018 8:17 AM CST
I read (here I think) about a simple treatment for these aphids: spraying with a soap solution. However, I've forgotten what dilution I should use.

So here's two questions:
1: What dilution of a soap solution should I use?
2: What can I do to prevent this annual infestation of aphids?

I have 13 helleborus hybridus, each a different variety, all but three from Plant Delights. They, alone, are in a raised flower bed (approximately 40' x 3') on the entire side next to my house; since they range from 6" to 2' wide, they are in a staggered line with about 2-3' between each plant. The bed is mulched with about 1" of coarsely shredded pine wood.

I THOUGHT that this, my first summer in my new house out in the country, plus other changes (old: city, leaf mulch, crowded hellebores sharing a bed with other plants) that I would no longer have this aphid problem!
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
May 15, 2018 8:39 AM CST
1 Tbl. Regular Dawn dishsoap, To 1 gallon water.

Sorry 😟 There's no escaping bugs.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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