Category: Flowers

Flowering Bulb Insect Pests

The most common pests of flowering bulbs in general are aphids, bulb mites, slugs and snails. In addition, thrips, bulb flies, borers and leafrollers among others can also cause problems for certain...

Powdery Mildew

Introduction Powdery mildew is the name given to a group of diseases caused by several closely related fungi. Their common symptom is a grayish-white, powdery mat visible on the surface of leaves,...

Cleome or Spider Flower

An easily grown annual native to South America, cleome (Cleome hassleriana synonym C. pungens, C. spinosa) is a favorite in Southern gardens. The delicate pink, rose, purple, white, or bicolor...

Melampodium or Butter Daisy

Melampodium or Butter Daisy (Melampodium divaricatum; synonym M. paludosum) is a reliable, low maintenance summer annual. This member of the aster family originated in the tropical regions of...

Goldenrod & Ragweed

There are approximately 28 species of goldenrods (Solidago spp.) in South Carolina, and they all produce masses of bright, golden flowers which light up old fields and the sides of our rural roads....

Vinca Diseases

Annual vinca (Catharanthus roseus) is commonly used for summer color in landscapes. It thrives in sunny areas and is fairly drought tolerant. It is also called Madagascar periwinkle or just vinca....

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