Coneflower Plants
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I have been growing cone flowers for many years, NOW something is eating the petals???

Zone North Muskegon, Michigan Zone 6 | Anonymous added on August 29, 2019 | Answered

I wish I could give you details, I look at the flowers different times during day and evening  - I see no type of "evil" bug, moth, …..etc. I'm pulling my hair out....these flowers are my pride and joy...…….I won't bore you with anything more. Please Help Me.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on August 30, 2019

Birds that are eating the seeds can make a mess of the petals, too. You would probably see them, though. Japanese beetles are always a threat as are earwigs and even rabbits. Sleuth some more in early morning and evening, or go out at night with a flashlight to find the perpetrator. Here are some solutions:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/coneflower/coneflower-problems.htm
https://ask.extension.org/questions/350115

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