Holes in my peony buds

cleemcMay 27, 2011

this year i found something was eating the buds on my peonies. they are 4 years old and until this year have been perfect. also, there were tiny red bugs inside the large blooms. i have been to many places for help with this but nobody seems to know what the trouble was. 2 possibilities are thrips which caused the big holes in the buds and red spider mites....Help.

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Thrips don't cause holes. Neither do mites. More likely a caterpillar.

Any chance of pictures?

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