Hemerocallis Gall Midge

Hemerocallis Gall Midge

This year appears to be quite a bad one for hemerocallis gall midge in my garden with several clumps presenting the classically squat, distorted buds.

As there is no chemical control available to gardeners, the only action that can be taken is to remove and destroy the affected buds as soon as they’re identified.

The activity of this particular pest is usually over by mid-July, so any cultivars that flower later than that will generally escape unscathed.

Fortunately, I have possibly a record number of flowering stems on a couple of my hemerocallis, so I shouldn’t be short of blooms!

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Posted on July 9, 2013, in Plant Problems. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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