Petunia Plants
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holes in blossoms of petunias

Zone Phoenix arizona | rowdy added on May 25, 2015 | Answered

Any home remedies?

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    shelley
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    Answered on May 26, 2015

    Without knowing the cause it is difficult to propose a remedy. However, the likely cause is probably an insect. I would inspect your petunias thoroughly for insects. Here are articles that will link you to potential culprits and remedies:

    It could be a tobacco budworm (the article focuses on roses, but they do infest petunias):
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/budworms-roses.htm

    Earwigs:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/removing-earwigs-garden.htm

    Snails & Slugs:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/organic-snail-control.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/kill-garden-slugs.htm

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