Slugs and snails can cause a lot of damage to garden plants, especially to new growth and new soft shoots. To minimize slug damage, why not grow plants that slugs don’t like to eat.
They dislike plants with thick, leathery or aromatic leaves. Bergenia, commonly known as Elephant’s ears is an example of a plant that slugs will leave alone.
For other plants that slugs find unpalatable, see list below.
Astrantia major ‘Milano’
17 plants that slugs don’t like to eat
Keep in mind that they also dislike Hydrangeas, Ornamental grasses, Roses and herbs such as Mint, Rosemary and Thyme.
Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’
We also have compiled a list of plants that are notoriously susceptible to slugs
Plants that slugs love
- Delphinium (Delphinium)
- Dahlia (Dahlia)
- Hosta (Plantain Lily )
- Iris (Iris)
- Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea)
- Lupinus (Lupin)
- Nicotiana (Tobacco plant)
- Phlomis (Phlomis)
- Polygonatum (common Solomon’s Seal)
Young shoots of Plantain Lily