Slug resistant hostas - which ones have worked for you?

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

As a result of a discussion in the thread "Remember Me", I've started a new thread in which we can post pics and talk about those hostas which have survived the slugs well in our gardens.

I'll start with the one in question - 'Remember Me'. This was taken at the end of August last year in what was a BAD slug year. You'll see that 'Patriot' to the left and 'Invincible' to the right both have holes in the leaves. RM survived quite well.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Another which did well - 'Rainbow's End' taken August 27. Note the condition of the 3 hostas surrounding it.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Rainforest Sunrise' on August 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Restless Sea' August 27 had SOME damage, but not a lot.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Ripple Effect' - August 9 virtually no damage. Actually, pretty well all of the 'Halcyon-June' family survived well.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Rootin Tootin' on August 9. I pretty well stopped taking pictures this year after Aug. 9 with only a few exceptions.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Stained Glass' - Aug 9 - held up pretty well - note the plants around it.

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(Debra) Garland, TX

So go for the ones that start with "R"! :-) Thank you. I have Patriot, June, American Sweetheart, Blue Mouse Ears, and Mighty Mouse. Slugs like all, but are slowest to chomp down on the June.

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Touch of Class' - Aug. 9 - no slug damage. But the plant was misshapen because I dropped a spade onto it in the spring.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Alligator Shoes' - Aug 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

I'm back to the beginning of the alphabet now. Have my hosta pics in 4 alphabetic folders. Because I had recently posted 'Remember Me', it opened to the last one of the alphabet.

'Avalanche' did reasonably well.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Blue Ivory' Aug. 9 - just a baby, but once again in the 'June' family.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Christmas Pageant' - another young plant but it survived the slugs well.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

For a mini hosta, 'Country Mouse' did well. Again, Aug. 9. Actually, this is not part of the mouse ears family, but that whole family did well too.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Cutting Edge' on Aug. 9 showed almost no damage.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Emerald Ruff Cut' on Aug. 3 was also doing well.

More later. Have to eat dinner and get out to a handbell rehearsal.

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Watertown, WI(Zone 5a)

Ann, what's that hosta behind 'Cutting Edge' with the green center and wide chartreuse margins?

I wish I could contribute to this discussion, but [[knocks wood real hard]] I haven't had a slug problem here. I do find the occasional earwig, though. I have never had a Swiss-cheesed hosta. Hopefully, things will stay that way.

Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

You are very lucky KaylyRed, I also would like to know what is behind Cutting Edge and also the one beyond it with the beige and green, (only three leaves) and looks like it is reaching for the sky.

My Stained Glass did really well too, especially considering how thin the leaves are. I thought the slugs would have turned it into a salad bar.

My Rainforest Sunrise is just a slug, I mean plug, sorry, but when I see a big one I get excited. :)
I really like that Rainbow's End too.

My most slug resistant hosta is Loyalist, this hosta is tuff. Stayed beautiful and had good growth rate. Very happy with this one.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

The hostas behind 'Cutting Edge' are 'Gemini Moon' with the chartreuse edges and the one with three leaves is a dud of a 'Lakeside Cupcake'.

Back from bell practice.

More hostas. 'Fireworks' held up pretty well last year - this photo from Aug. 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'First Frost' did pretty well. This is located in one of the most slug-filled parts of my garden. Aug. 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'fortunei Aureomarginata' never gets bothered much by slugs. Aug. 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Full Moon' hiding under 'Regal Splendor' has thick leaves. Got a bit muddy because I never got new mulch in the garden last year. Also Aug. 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Great Expectations' had little or no slug damage. Aug. 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Halcyon' - Aug. 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'High Society' - Aug. 27 - again - 'June' family

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Ice Age Trail' - Aug. 9 Thick leaves though it's not as streaky as is once was.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'June' - Aug 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Another 'June', also Aug. 9 - gets less light here. Notice how much bluer it is.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Liberty' - Aug 9

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Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

Love that 'Great Expectations', always a welcome sight. I have three of these 'Sea Thunder' and they did real good for a thin leaf.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Lonesome Dove' - Aug. 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Orange Marmalade' has held up quite well. Aug. 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

My 'Patriot' held up pretty well, but not as well as 'Remember Me' - Aug. 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Paul's Glory' - Aug. 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Peppermint Ice' was still looking good Aug. 9

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Praying Hands' held up well. Aug. 9

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Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

I really like 'Lakeside Cupcake' he is so cute. Probably takes his time getting started. I think I heard this hosta laughing at a slug! He is tuff an nails and has a good sun tolerance. :) 'Tom Schmid'

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

The last one I'll show you is 'Punky'. Also Aug. 9 and this one is also in one of the worst areas of my garden for slugs.

As I said at the start, 2011 was a bad year for slugs. I have many others that showed only a bit of damage and then I have those that were in tatters at the end of July.

Ann

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Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

Love 'Peppermint Ice' got that one near the top of my wish list.

This one has good sun tolerance and laughs at slugs. :) 'Brother Stefan"

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Nice 'Sea Thunder' and your 'LK Cupcake' looks totally different from mine. As I said, I think I've got a dud.

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