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Chris 7Chris 7 Posts: 102

I have a medium sized garden and try to go organic where possible.    I am planning to buy a number of perrennials this year,  but want them to be slug resistant if possible.

I already have campanulas, phlox, penstemmon all of which exhibit good resistance ... can anybody suggest any other plants exhibiting such resistance ?






  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    chaenomeles, euonymous, pyracantha, cotoneaster, anenomes including japanese ones, crocosmia, euphorbia, scabious, lenten rose, salvia, roses, ferns, gladioli and other summer flowering bulbs. I try and grow only plants that slugs don't like as they are rife here.

    Any kind of daisy type plant is soon a doily in my garden or eaten to the ground.

    I find a lot of plants are fine when they have matured a bit but slugs will eat the small plug plant - campanula is one of these. Slugs love the tender young plant but if I grow it on in protected pots they are ok when planted out later on. I can't plant young sedum out but big, mature ones are fine.

    I know I've put some shrubs in there also.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,989

    I grow very few perennials now because of slug issues here. Makes life easier image

    As Verd says, grasses are good  and I grow Astilbes and Jap Anemones, and Tiarellas as well as Heucheras. They don't touch them They don't seem to bother with Pasqueflowers (Pulsatilla) either - very pretty at Easter. Geraniums are good, Sedums, and they don't touch the Acteas either. I grow quite  plants hard too which does help a fair bit. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,536

    Last year I thought I'd lost a few perennials in pots. I then discovered that the new shoots were being eaten to ground level by slugs. A few well-placed slug pellets solved the problem and the plants were no worse for wear.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,420

    slugs demolished my astrantia image 

    I've personally never had problems with crocosmia - geraniums - aquilegia - tiarella as well of most of verduns choices. 

    My sedums do fairly well and aubrieta 

    whoops walked out room for 15 mins loads of new replies now  

  • Chris 7Chris 7 Posts: 102

    Thankyou all so much !

    Theres plenty to be going on with there !

    I didn't think so many were resistant !



  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    Hardy Geraniums. 



  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    Never had any problems with any of the Alliums both ornamental and vegetable. They dont seem to like herbs in the mint family [lavender, thyme, roemary, sage and many more]. Curiously they will have a go at the big hybrid primulas [never kill them though] but dont touch wild primroses.

  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    Definitely hardy geraniums Watery, I have loads of those and they all remain uneaten image


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