Pests of Some Common Field-Grown Cut Flowers
Potentially, there are hundreds of varieties of annuals, herbaceous perennials, bulb, and woody plants that can be successfully grown in the field as cut flowers. Some of the more common insect pests of cut flowers include spider mites, aphids, thrips and various caterpillars. Common dis eases include powdery mildew, root and stem rots, leafspots and many others. Deer may cause extensive damage to asters, mums and other cut flowers. Particular cultivars may vary in their resistance to insects and diseases, but only limited written information on pest resistance for cut flowers is available.
Source: • Connecticut Greenhouse Newsletter #175