Hosta Plant
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deer ate my hosta leaves

ebeak added on July 10, 2012 | Answered

Deer ate my hosta leaves. Should I cut them back and start over or leave them?

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Nikki
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Answered on July 11, 2012

Yes, as long as the roots are still intact, the plants should be fine. However, to help alleviate future issues with deer, you may need to add some deterrents to the area. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/deer/deer-repellents.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/deer/deer-resistant-plants.htm

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hliegl
Answered on July 10, 2012

Leave them as they are. They should come up again in the spring as long as the deer didn't dig up the roots.

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