Bugs Eating Hollyhock Leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Mcmurray, PA
Question by CAMartini108
April 24, 2000
Every year I get bugs eating my hollyhock leaves. I never see any, just holes appear on the leaves. I've tried spraying with a water/dishwashing detergent to deter them, but I'm still having the problem. Is there something stronger to use, but not damage the plant?

Answer from NGA
April 24, 2000


Several pests have a taste for hollyhock leaves. A good fall clean up can help reduce the number of overwintering pests, and for a repellent you might try a spray product containing neem.

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