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roser207
Bellefonte, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2007
4:24 PM

Post #3561755

Papaver oriental Pizzicato seed started last Spring. Does any one what is causing this? There were 5 or 6 little slugs, 1/4 to 1/2 inch long, on the leaves. My husband squashed them for me. Are the slugs the problem?

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

June 1, 2007
4:31 PM

Post #3561792

Slugs are certainly pests, but this doesn't look like slug damage.
I checked my Orientales and don't see similar conditions. Being the
first year from seed it may just be the plant is stressed from going
to flower. Sorry I can't give you a better answer. Probably be a
good idea to remove the flower(s) after they open and before
going to seed to provide m ore energy to the plant.
roser207
Bellefonte, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2007
4:42 PM

Post #3561827

balvenie Thanks for your advice. The plant has 2 buds and one is turning kind of gray, the other one looks healthy . I will cut off the sick looking leaves and the gray bud and hope the rest of the plant recovers. I have 3 other plants started at the same time. Two look healty but no buds and one has 5 buds on it.

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