White Stuff on Rosemary

Q. I live in the desert southwest and my rosemary plants have a white liquid substance on them. It looks like cotton, but it is liquid. What can I do?
-Surprise, Arizona

A. It sounds like Spittlebug on your rosemary, but being from the Mid-West I was not sure what it’s cycle was in the desert area. I found the website below that shows pictures that you can compare. Check with your local garden center for control in your area.


Philip Schaafsma Sr., Sid’s Home & Garden Showplace
Palos Hills & Bolingbrook, Illinois

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