Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:02
Lou....ALL hostas are susceptible to slugs n snails.
I have been surprised at what slugs etc will eat....even the toughest plants can be attacked, e.g. Berberis, but you only have to check out phormiums which have the toughest leaves yet snails will devour.
for me it is HOW you grow hostas and WHERE. I grow maybe 20 varieties as a guess and all look good right through to September. My regime includes torch and salt at night plus sparingly used pellets. In pots copper bands are effective too. Birds, toads and hedgehogs play a great role.
Slightly alarming....my early walk to the beach across sandy dunes revealed a profileration of slugs and snails. This mild winter perhaps has encouraged breeding???