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Systemic for Container (Decorative)

Posted by quimoi z5 PA (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 22, 14 at 12:11

Hello,

A few years ago, I had a number of decorative containers and these forums helped quite a bit. As happens, health issues took the joy out of it and I stopped.

I thought I might put coleus in one of my planters this year, but my husband threw out my Marathon and I need a suggestion for a container systemic or the bugs will destroy anything I plant. We already have some kind of hoppers that take chunks out of them.

What can I use in the mix? For that matter is there a mix I might find to use in the container? That's always been a real issue too.

Thanks for any help. I'm going to try to take cuttings of the couple of coleus the cat didn't eat!

Diana in PA


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RE: Systemic for Container (Decorative)

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 22, 14 at 19:18

I've found Bayer Advanced 3-In-1 Insect, Disease & Mite Control to work well for insects that feed on sap, including mites. and things fungal that you would rather your plant be free of.

Al


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RE: Systemic for Container (Decorative)

Thank you. I'll look for that. I used to just mix the marathon in with the soil mix and they stayed nice (except for the big holes those leaf hopper things made). Chomp and run.

Diana


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RE: Systemic for Container (Decorative)

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 22, 14 at 20:20

Both products utilize imidicloprid as the systemic insecticide active ingredient. I never liked Marathon because those granules seemed to regularly weaken root systems. You won't have that problem with the 3-in-1 because it's a spray.

Good luck!

Al


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RE: Systemic for Container (Decorative)

Ah, I really preferred the mixing in the soil but I have a mask that makes me suitable for a sci-fi flick.

It's a bit early to spray outside here in the snow anyway. Lowe's is totally stocked with bug stuff though.

Thanks again.

Diana


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RE: Systemic for Container (Decorative)

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 24, 14 at 13:47

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