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Re: Question re: Astilbe NOW Blue Hostas

I've found this so, Cathy.  Just about any of the H. sieboldiana
types are pretty slug resistant.  I have also got a gold one that I
think is 'Piedmont Gold'; very corrugated leaves and never any slug
damage.  Also don't find it on H. montana "Aureomarginata', which
does not have corrugated leaves.  Actually, now I think about it, the
larger forms seem to sustain much less slug damage than the tiny
ones...but I think the sieboldiana types are least prone to slug
munching.  One that I am particularly fond of is Hosta 'Blue
Angel'...it makes a very imposing feature in the border after a few

Re: hosta flowers - actually, I enjoy them.  I don't understand their
removal but shade gardens will take any flowers in mid summer that
they can get:-)

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
Editor:  Gardening in Shade
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> From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
> I have heard that those hostas with "corrugated" leaves are less 
> attractive to slugs. Anyone else heard this? Opinions? (Very few 
> slugs/slug  problems here, for some reason...).
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> On Friday, February 28, 2003, at 07:41 PM, Pamela J. Evans wrote:

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