What's your question? Ask

Hosta Plant

Q.Empress WU hosta

Zone central mineesota | Anonymous added on May 15, 2016 | Answered

As the leaves unfurl in spring, there is a brown indented ridge mid leaf that eventually breaks the leaf and if falls off. It looks like an animal chewing but it isn’t. It is not slugs.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on May 16, 2016

Is this the phenomenon you are seeing on your hosta: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/Portals/0/Gardening/Gardening%20Help/images/Pests/Hosta_Leaf_Nematode20.jpg

If so, it is the handiwork of nematodes. For more information on nematodes, please visit the following link:

For more information on the care of hostas, please visit the following link:

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hosta Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert