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Old 08-13-2014, 08:35 AM
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I love gardening but I'm fairly new at it. I've noticed something is eating up my flowers. It all started with one of my black eyed susans.. First I noticed holes in the leaves then within a matter of days it has eaten the hole thing up except them stem and beginning to spread to my clematis that I have planted next to it.. I also have Rainbow lantana planted in this bed as well. As far as I can tell it hasn't attacked my Lantana yet. I need to know what kind pesticide or treatment can be used to treat this ASAP. Also, can the same pesticide be used for all plants or are there specific ones for specific types of flowers? I live in south Ga on a pecan grove if that helps, and we have had some dry spells here lately. I do water my flowers daily so they shouldn't be lacking in that dept. Please, helpful advice would greatly be appreciated!
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:04 PM
Location: Colorado
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I don't live in your area but I had some Evening Primrose that was being eaten--it looked like bullet holes and I had not experienced this last year. It also affected some of my Black eyed Susans but was limited to just those two types of leaves. I went to our local garden center and was advised it was a Flea Beetle that had come back here after years of not being around and it only likes certain types of plants. Anyway--I did find a product at the garden center that was highly recommended that worked well and is organic--did no harm to the plants and got the flea beetles under control. It is called Captain Jack's. I'm not sure if it is the same thing eating yours because Flea Beetles don't eat the entire plant--just bullet/pellet type holes in the leaves and flowers but Captain Jack's works for all kinds of creatures.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:34 PM
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Thank you so much.. I wish I could upload a pic but unfortunately I'm having difficulty with that haha. I just looked up flea beetles and yes it does appear that this is the little insect that has been infecting my plants. I'm going to stop by our local garden center today and look for that captain jack's treatment. Thank you again for your help! ;-)
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