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Jun 5, 2018 7:03 AM CST
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Name: Che Clark
Chicago, IL (western suburbs) (Zone 5b)
Hey All -
Need some guidance. This perennial must be pretty hearty - every year something eats away its leaves, and every year it comes back. Makes for an ugly presentation though. Can anyone advise what to use to prevent? Thank you!!

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Jun 5, 2018 7:19 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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The plant has caterpillars, I can see caterpillar poop and actual caterpillars in the picture. You can use Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki, which is a biological control, or you can spray the caterpillars with insecticidal soap - or go over the plant and hand-pick them, either squishing them (wearing gloves) or dropping them into a bucket of soapy water.
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Jun 16, 2018 7:12 AM CST
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Name: Che Clark
Chicago, IL (western suburbs) (Zone 5b)
Thanks Sooby!! This worked out great!
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