Japanese Beetles On Hibiscus Flowers
However this year for the first time the leaves were eaten by something until they look like lace.
Japanese beetles on hibiscus flowers. I have tried soapy water spray but that didnt get rid of them. These include aphids ants mealy bugs and spider mites. Do japanese beetles ruin your basil plants or rose bushes. The flowers are incredible abundant and huge.
Its quite obvious these little buggers are the culprit. Try catnip chives white flowering chrysanthemums or garlic. I have 2 very large perennial hibiscus that are in ground not in pots. Plant japanese beetle repellent plants in the same bed as your hibiscus to keep them away.
Japanese beetle damage is pretty easy to identify. They are known pests of a majority of hibiscus species. We have had three hibiscus bushes for over five years. Do you see little holes in basil leaves.
Japanese beetles feed on a wide variety of flowers and crops the adult beetles attack more than 300 different kinds of plants but they are especially common on roses as well as beans grapes and raspberries. The telltale signs of japanese beetles include skeletonized leaves or total defoliation. There are many insects that tend to attack the hibiscus plant. Usually the bugs can be caught in the act.
Or see little holes in the leaves of your rose bushes. Every summer questions pour in to us regarding the japanese beetles that are voraciously devouring peoples flowers and plants. Any advice will be appreciated. Try catnip chives white flowering.
Japanese beetles popillia japonica feed on more than 275 species of ornamental shrubs flowers and trees.