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Which perennials do slugs & snails NOT eat? Beattie said in an answer that they don't seem to like Honesty and I know they don't eat my lillies, foxgloves or hardy geraniums. Which others will they avoid? It would be good to know.



In my garden they don't eat oriental poppies, astrantia, pansies, clematis, aubretia, phlox, perennial wall flower, bearded irises, Japanese anemone, agapanthus, roses, alchemilla mollis (ladies mantle), dierama, snapdragons, pinks, to name but a few.

8 Aug, 2011


I grow Lychnis coronaria and Stachys byzantina without problems - both have hairy leaves. Also(in a random list) Centranthus, Centaurea montana, Tellima grandiflora, Dianthus species, tulips, daffs, snowdrops, arabis, fuchsias, sedums.

8 Aug, 2011


Wonderful answers - thank you so much.

8 Aug, 2011


Also Lavender, thyme, rosemary - they all have tough leaves. And oregano & mint. Pelargoniums. Perhaps they don't like the smell of these things.

You're welcome Ojibway! I'm sure there are more.

I find lilies get a bit nibbled, but not too much to survive.

8 Aug, 2011


Thanks again, Beattie. I am going to print out these lists and keep them with me for future visits to GCs. Then, maybe one day I will be able to ease up on the slug hunting which is something I hate.

8 Aug, 2011

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