Spider Mites on Crocosmia 'Lucifer', was a couple of questions

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Wed, 16 Aug 2006 14:19:21 PDT
On 14 Aug 06, at 18:33, Mary Gutierrez wrote:

> this summer I have what appear to be spider mites on my  Crocosmia
> 'Lucifer' as well as a few different gladiolus. I've never had
> this problem before--anyone have experience to share? 

Spider mites are a known pest of crocosmia. In my experience, 
'Solfatare' (or whatever is usually sold under that name) suffers 
worst and 'Lucifer' generally escapes serious damage.

However, the hot weather we had in late July may have encouraged the 
little devils. Prophylaxis is simple: a spray of water from time to 

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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