lots of little holes in my hosta and short plant heights - Knowledgebase Question

chicago, Il
Question by bjames5748
April 20, 2010
I planted hostas in the back they have lots of holes in the plants for the last two years in the front some returned shorter on on side than the other side of the walkway (why)

Answer from NGA
April 20, 2010


Hostas are magnets for snails and slugs so check the undersides of the leaves for silvery slime trails. If you find them, use a snail bait such as Sluggo. Hostas grow best in rich, moist soil and thrive in the shade. Try watering more frequently. If you see no improvement in their growth you might want to dig them up this fall or next spring, amend the soil with compost or other organic matter and then replant your hostas. Once all the growing conditions are perfect they will thrive. Best wishes with your landscape.

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