Delphinium Has Cluster Of Small Black Dots And Curling Leaves And Petals

Question From: Devon, Alberta, Canada
Q: We have a cluster of small black dots that curl up the leaf or in lots of cases the heart of the flower destroying its chance to come to full bloom. are they the begining of aphids

A: I doubt they are aphids. You would see the adults feeding. Take samples of the damaged plant to an independent garden center for a positive ID and control.