Hosta care

saldaisy asked 12 years ago

I love hostas but when I plant them they’re always eaten by slugs or snails. Any advice, other than slug pellets? Are there any similar plants that don’t attract slugs?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Hostas are martyrs to snails and there is no way around that … the snails have to be controlled. You can use beer traps or collect the snails as an alternative to pellets. There are no plants with quite the same foliage as hostas, Veratrum is perhaps nearest but the snails like it too.