Barb Verbos
Barb Verbos
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  • New Berlin, WI
Asked on Jul 10, 2018

My petunias now have little black dots on the flowers. Are they bugs?

Barb VerbosOliva


What do I do now? I have already lost my clematis to some little black things. Using Neem Oil as suggested but I think it's done, at least for this year. BTW, these two are nowhere near each other.

2 answers
  • Oliva
    on Jul 10, 2018 explains that these may be petunia seeds, if you didn'y "deadhead". Could also be artillery fungus from mulch. Do you see holes or evidence of chewing?
  • Barb Verbos
    on Jul 10, 2018

    No chewing or holes, just little black dots on blossoms. From far away the plant looks great. I may just keep it away from others, and enjoy till it dies. I do deadhead, by the way.

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