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Hostas: Neem Oil on Hostas?

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Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2011
7:23 AM

Post #8646541

Has anyone used Neem oil on their hostas?

I heard a talk about Dahlias last evening and the speaker was extolling the virtues of Neem oil for controlling earwigs and slugs among other things. Has anyone tried it on their hostas?

Edmonton, AB
(Zone 3a)

June 22, 2011
3:27 PM

Post #8647520

I used Neem oil on some bananas last year and they were fine and the bugs weren't. I think it said not to cover leaves with Neem and then expose to hot sun. I really like the stuff!
Alberta Ann
Pembroke, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2011
4:18 PM

Post #8647712

Hi Ann,

I used neem on my hostas. Just be careful to dillute it in water and don't apply it on a sunny day. One of my hostas' leaves crinkled up after I applied it, I think because the sun hit it before it dried. It never fully recovered that season.

Pembroke,MA Zone 6
Edmonton, AB
(Zone 3a)

June 23, 2011
11:09 AM

Post #8649180

Hi Tracey
I believe that my Neem oil had a dilution recomendation with warm water and maybe one other thing. The bottle was obtained at Revy in Canada and was 10.00 for 100ml's. I misted it on in the recomended strength and Yes I did not have them in the sun.
Alberta Ann

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