Thrips in Iceland Poppies

Asked May 5, 2020, 5:02 PM EDT

If thrips are causing my poppy blooms to not open (thank you for diagnosing thrips), should I cut all the blooms and start over? How do I know which blooms to cut? Can I expect many more blooms since we are getting more towards the end of their season? Thank you!

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

Flower thrips live inside the flower buds.

Remove all flowers and buds, then discard in the trash. Then cross your fingers.