What is causing my hostas to break off?

Question by poopsie: What is causing my hostas to break off?
I thought it might be cutworms so I used some cutworm granules around the base of each plant. That didn’t work so I sprayed with insect spray and that didn’t work. The cut is usually about 2 inches up from the base of the plant.
I did put some beer out and left it there for 2 weeks, nothing. When they are cut, there is no evidence that either end of the hosta is eaten. The leaves are just laying there cut. Why would bees be attracted to hostas?

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Answer by regina b
is there bees there

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7 Responses to “What is causing my hostas to break off?”

  1. guitarpro2006 says:

    mine do that too, i think it must be the bees then

  2. yahoohoo says:

    Sorry, but I don’t know what a hostas is. Sounds like a body part. Hope it didn’t hurt.

  3. Geri H says:

    Do you have deer in your area? That is what they do, just snap off the leaves and leave the stem. Try planting some onions or allium plants near by or check for deer resistant plants.

  4. tensnut90_99 says:

    It is squirls or snails. Snails will cut them off and you never even see them.

  5. larka1 says:

    I am going to take a wild guess and say it’s slugs. Put some beer out in shallow metal lids. The beer will eventually get stale and attract the slugs and they well drown. You can also buy a commercially prepared slug repellent.

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  7. Mama Mia says:

    Sounds like you got some hungry Deer in your area!
    They will munch them down, and leave about 2 inches from the bottom……Urinate around the area, every 2-3 days, that will keep the deer away…..If it rains that night, urinate again the next day.
    It really works…..I ask all the Men folk to mark the perimeter of my gardens all the time. (Deer Hunters never pee where they hunt!)

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