Coreopsis Plants
Q.

bud worms in coreopsis

Anonymous added on June 20, 2015 | Answered

We have these small worms inside our coreopsis buds eating them from the inside. Have had coreopsis for many years and have never had a problem with pests. Can you tell us what to do about them?

    A.
    A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
    Heather
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on June 21, 2015

    This article should help, though it's directed to roses it would still apply to your situation as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/budworms-roses.htm

    If it is not budworms but another caterpillar or worm pest attacking your plant, then they can be treated with products containing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a natural bacteria that kill worms without harming plants. Neem oil may be helpful as well. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/using-bacillus-thuringiensis.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

    00
    Was this answer useful?

    Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
    Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

    You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

    If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

    Looking for more?
    here are more questions about...
    Coreopsis Plants
    Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

    Do you know a lot about gardening?
    Become a GKH Gardening Expert

    Learn More