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Sjbshipp
Savannah, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2001
3:29 AM

Post #6202

Something has attacked ONLY my red roses. It appears that a sharp knife has sliced a portion of each bud. Can someone tell me what the culprit is and what to do about it
louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2001
7:40 PM

Post #89097

I think it's the rose chafer beetles. You can pick off the beetles and destroy or use an insecticide. Or try a forceful jet of soapy water and then rinse off about 30 minutes later.

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