Gerbera Daisy Plants
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Gerber daisied

Zone 30549 | Anonymous added on April 25, 2017 | Answered

Gerber daisy has had buds about to burst into blooms but all of a sudden the bud disappears. The stem is still there but it appears like something has removed the bud. My yard is fenced with chain-link fencing and I have not seen any evidence of deer. Any ideas?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 26, 2017

The loss of bud could be caused by insects, Thrips will 'cut off' blossoms.

Slugs could also cause damage, though I believe you would also see leaf damage in this case.

Inspect the plant for signs of Thrips, and treat the plant with Neem Oil.

Here are some articles with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gerbera-daisy/growing-gerbera-daisies.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/controlling-thrips.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/kill-garden-slugs.htm

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