Hostas forum: slug resistant hostas

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jul 22, 2016 5:25 PM CST
Wondering if there is a list somewhere of hostas that are more slug resistant than most? I am planning to order Rhino Hide this fall, supposed to be less desirable to slugs. I have lots of slugs which I am working on that, but also grass hoppers sometimes and caterpillars eat them up. So looking for some varieties that are harder to chew lol
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jul 23, 2016 5:33 AM CST
You'll find lists of all sorts at http://hostalists.org/

Bookmark the page because it's very useful.

In my own garden, I've found 'Rainbow's End' to be very slug resistant and just about anything in the Halcyon/June family. Take a look at the family tree of sports for Halcyon at this site. http://www.myhostas.be/sports/index.htm
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Jul 23, 2016 10:11 AM CST
Thank You! !!!!! wonderful site!

I do have Halcyon and June, both seem to be uneaten this year by slugs. So I will look into that. I also have Fragrant bouquet which I love, but unfortunately so do the critters, its full of holes!
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 23, 2016 10:52 AM CST
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