blossom drop

duajones(z9 TX)August 8, 2006

transplanted this hibiscus around a month ago and it seemed to be doing well. i noticed yesterday that several of the blossoms are turning yellow and dropping off before they bloom. the only fertilizer i have given it was fish emulsion. it gets around 6 or 7 hours of sunlight per day and i water deeply once a week. any suggestions?

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duajones(z9 TX)

this one shows the problem better

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    Bookmark   August 8, 2006 at 10:41AM
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floridajane(Bonita Springs z10)

I'm having the same problem! I look forward to learning what's behind this blossom drop... Help us out here, hibiscus growers!

Jane

    Bookmark   August 10, 2006 at 9:58AM
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duajones(z9 TX)

I pruned my hibiscus in early march and it is now covered in buds with several about to open. I am still having the blossom drop with some that are already pretty developed before they turn yellow and fall off. Im not sure if anything has changed since august, when no one here seemed to have any thoughts or ideas on the problem. 8 months later and I ask the same question, any ideas or suggestions?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2007 at 1:19PM
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duajones(z9 TX)

Looks like thrips are my problem as I found their larvae in some of the buds that were looked at under a microscope.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2007 at 4:45PM
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