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One of the most important problems of hellebores is a sap feeding aphid or greenfly. It can cause a lack of vigour and unsightly, sooty mould on the leaves and flowers.
Hellebore aphid (Macrosiphum hellebori) on Hellebore (Helleborus sp.). Credit: RHS/Entomology.
A sap-sucking aphid or greenfly that infests the flowers and foliage of hellebores in the spring.
Pesticides for gardeners (Adobe Acrobat pdf document outlining pesticides available to gardeners)
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