Asked on Aug 23, 2019

How can I protect my hollylocks that are being eaten by a garden pest?

Janet Schladetzky WilliamsCindyKelli L. Milligan


What is wrong with my hollyhocks? Something is eating the leaves, they look like they are lacy( and not in a pretty way). The flowers are beautiful but the total plant doesn't look healthy. Does any one else have that problem?

4 answers
  • It could be Japanese Beetles. A spray with neem oil should help.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Aug 23, 2019

    Take a picture to your local nursery and maybe a leaf. They will help and will have the products you need.

  • Cindy
    on Aug 25, 2019

    I think your hollyhocks are being chewed by Japanese Beetles. They are a common problem with Hollyhocks. They eat the soft parts of the leaves and leave the spine and veins behind. Doing this causes the leaves to look like lace. Neem oil will help control them.

  • Janet Schladetzky Williams
    on Aug 30, 2019

    i have deer and rabbits eating them. What can I do?

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