Begonias and impatiens are really susceptible to Cutworm damage, we are having a huge problem with them. Cutworms are the larvae of moths which feed at night by chewing through the plant stems at the base. The entire plant is destroyed in no time at all.
Look for the worms late in the evening with a flashlight. Once you have identified the problem handpick the worms from the plants or sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth on top of the soil. DE is a powder made from ground fossil shells which kills the worms when they crawl over it. Good riddance!
I’m so happy to have found an organic way to eradicate these annoying pests~Cody Landscape has the most beautiful color plantings ever this year!!!