dianella tasmanica ' variegata' - Knowledgebase Question

clarksville, tn
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Question by rgrant1064
September 18, 2005
found holds in my plants. i planted dwarf alberta spruce, loropetalum chinenes 'hines purple leaf and dianella tasmanica' variegata' the variegata is the only one that have holds in the leaves.

Answer from NGA
September 18, 2005
Without seeing the plant it is a bit difficult to make a guess. If the tips or entire blades are torn off roughly, it may be due to deer or another animal such as rabbit or woodchuck. You may have to do a little detective work to see the culprit. If there are smaller holes chewed into the foliage, it might be slugs. These are nocturnal and also leave behind a slivery trail of slug slime. Your local professional nursery staff should be able to help you identify the damage. I'm sorry you are having trouble!

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