The Middles Of Geranium Flowers Dry Up And Die Overnight

Question From: Wirtz, Virginia, United States
Q: My geranium leaves are fine. The flowers, however, look great but the next day the middle of the flower is dried up & dead looking. I've started pulling out these dead middle bits, so the outer petals look better 'tho there is a hole in the middle. Why does this happen?

A: I believe you have geranium budworm, also known as tobbacco budworm. Go to for information and solutions for controlling Budworm.  Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy