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Q.What Are Black Spots on Hibiscus Buds and What Do I Do About Them?

Zone 5 | Kathi@strongthinking.com added on November 10, 2012 | Answered

I have a beautiful hibiscus and all of the sudden I have black things on the buds. I live in Alabama.

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Answered on November 11, 2012

It sounds like you have sooty mold. Sooty mold thrives on the honey dew created by bugs like aphids. If you control the aphids, you will also be able to control sooty mold.

This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/hibiscus-sticky-leaves.htm

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