I know hosta plants are very hearty & easy to take care of but.......

I have one that I planted about 3 weeks ago & the leaves have turned dark brown around the edges and 1 leaf has a big hole that has been chewed. Do I consider this diseased and dispose of it or treat it and with what?
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  • Kathy C Kathy C on Aug 23, 2013
    Part of the problem this time of year may be transplant shock. Be careful not to overwater and just keep a close eye on it. The roots may be fine!

  • How much have you been watering because hostas do not like to dry out. They prefer moist soil. Inspect the plant and surrounding areas for slugs and other pests as well. Hostas are very hardy. also Is the Hosta in shade or full sun? To most hosta morning sun or late evening sun is okay but blazing noon day sun will burn the leaves.

  • Peg Peg on Aug 24, 2013
    It just seems like an issue of shock. I put some in around my new pond last month. I knew I was not going to enjoy it's full vigor as it would go into shock. It's looking better, next year it will be fine. Mulch it, keep an eye out for slugs. Mix some ashes in the soil for the slugs.