Problem with Iris danfordiae

Kathleen Sayce
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:40:04 PST
Slugs eat buds and stems on Iris reticulata and unguicularis in my garden. I put baits out around the bases of clumps every few weeks, and if I forget, the stems just below the flowers are often eaten, leaving the flowers to break off in the wind. And the buds are eaten as well, so they open with holes and large portions chewed away. The snails stay dormant into early spring, as far as I can tell, so this is definitely one of the introduced slugs. Or several of them. 

Pacific Northwest coast, zone 8

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