New Guinea Impatiens

Blooms of Hanging Basket ALL Chewed Off

Anonymous added on June 27, 2015 | Answered

This morning I woke up to my new guinea impatiens hanging basket stripped of its flowers. They were all on the ground underneath the plant. Also, many blooms on the two tuberous begonias on ground. Yesterday they were fine, not ready to drop. The plants are all red also, none of my many other baskets were touched. Any ideas what this could be? I have noticed leaves on some plants cut by the cutting bees but would they also cut of flowers? Thanks for your help.

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Answered on June 28, 2015

I would venture to guess that either slugs or cutworms are the culprit in question. Neem oil may help with cutworms, as well as most other insect pests. Here is more information:

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