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Where To Buy Hosta Plants

Hostas are prized primarily for their foliage but they also have attractive, often scented, summer flowers. These hardy clump-forming perennials are popular with container gardeners and are unbeatable for low-growing foliage interest in spring and summer. Thriving in light and medium shade, they're incredibly useful plants.

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When growing in pots, ensure there are plenty of drainage holes as waterlogged soil will kill the plant. Avoid metal containers as hosta roots need to be kept cool in summer. For best results, grow in large pots so the compost dries out less frequently.

You can plant hostas all year round, but spring and autumn are preferable. It's best to avoid planting in mid-summer, when temperatures are high and the water table is low, as this can prevent the plant from establishing well. Mid-winter is also a bad time to plant hostas, as the ground is cold and often frozen.

Hostas will bulk up quickly, if given the right growing conditions. To increase your stock of plants, simply lift the plant carefully in autumn or spring with a garden fork, taking care not to damage the growing points. Place the plant on a potting bench and use a sharp knife to cut the plant into two. Very large plants can be divided further but do ensure you have about two healthy shoots on each division.

Slugs and snails are the number one enemy of the hosta. In early spring, as the dramatic spears of new foliage push their way out of the ground, be on red alert. If you use slug pellets, ensure the active ingredient is ferric phosphate, as those containing metaldehyde are extremely harmful to wildlife and other animals. Never apply more pellets than recommended. The biological control Nemaslug is also a good option, as are copper bands, which can be placed around pots. You can also try setting beer traps or mulch the area with sharp gravel.

Hosta 'Cracker Crumbs' is a miniature, fast-growing hosta. It has small, delicately pointed leaves in a vibrant shade of lime green, and each leaf has an attractive darker green edge. The flowers are dark mauve.

Hosta 'Frosted Mouse Ears' is a miniature hosta with thick, curled smoky-green foliage. This variety produces a dense cluster of small leaves, each with a contrasting lime green, irregular margin. The flowers are purple.

'Hanky Panky' is a medium-sized hosta. The leaves are elongated and delicate, with thick white margins at the beginning of the season, then changing to a yellowish-green later in the summer. Also grows well in a sunny position.

'Revolution' is large hosta with broad, pointed foliage. It produces a bright contrast in shady areas, as the deep-green leaves are variegated with a cream-coloured central flare. The lilac-mauve flowers appear in summer.

Primarily native to prairies of China, Japan, and Korea, hostas have been grown in America for over 150 years. Currently, there are over 6,000 cultivars, of which at least 500 are distinct and garden-worthy. We continually evaluate the introductions from the country's best breeders, choosing those that represent the best and most unique. Note: When hostas are divided under nursery conditions they often take on immature leaf characteristics, including more pointed leaves as well as reduced cupping and corrugation. The leaf forms that are pictured and described will redevelop in one to two growing patient.

For best performance, hosta plants prefer woodland garden conditions...light shade to a couple of hours of morning sun. Hostas are often touted as the best shade-loving plants for the perennial garden. Check out our Hosta growing tips.

Hostas prefer woodland garden conditions...light shade or a couple of hours of morning sun. Those who live in the north can get away with growing hostas more sun than us here in the south. Hosta leaf colors are preserved longer into the season with if you want to preserve that nice blue leaf or yellow leaf for as long as possible, choose more shade, preferably afternoon shade. The best sun hostas are the green cultivars.

Not too much. If you want to ignore your hosta, it will not mind at all. But you can keep your garden looking tidy by removing the spent flower stalks in late summer and by cleaning up the dead foliage after a few hard freezes at the beginning of winter.

Deer love hostas and so do slugs, especially the newly emerging tender leaves. There are a variety of deer controls out there (fencing, predator urine, rotten eggs and hot peppers) but you can also control deer by interplanting hostas with plants that they do not like (e.g., Helleborus, Taxus, Vinca - Check out all our deer resistant plants). Slugs can be controlled with a variety of treatments but some non-toxic organic methods include collars, diatomaceous earth and sand around the plants.

Hostas can be divided every 3-4 years by digging them up and carefully separating the slips. Make sure each slip has some roots. When hostas are divided they often take on immature leaf characteristics, including more pointed leaves as well as reduced cupping and corrugation.

Inter-plant with evergreen or wintergreen plants to fill in when your hostas are dormant. Flowering in summer, the purple or white hosta flowers can be combined with other summer flowering plants with white or purple flowers. White, cream, and yellow variegated hostas stand out best when surrounded by solid green plants. Blue hostas stand out best when set off with complementary colors like pink and white flowers. Fine textured plants like carex and ferns play well with the bold texture of hostas leaves.

Hostas are often touted as the best shade-loving plants for the perennial garden, which is hard to dispute. In cultivation, hosta plants readily mutate and have produced thousands of novel colors and leaf forms (blue hosta, gold hosta, and variegated hostas are the most popular, but we also have green hosta, and white variegated hosta). Plant Delights Nursery has evaluated thousands of hostas and has assembled a large and diverse collection of the very best hostas for sale including a variety of hosta sizes (mini hostas, small hostas, large hostas, giant hostas, and huge hostas), hosta flower colors (purple flowering Hosta, and white flowering hosta), and fragrant hostas.

Plant Delights Nursery continually works with the country's best hosta breeders to evaluate new introductions, choosing only those cultivars that have the very best and most unique traits. We also have our own hosta breeding program at Plant Delights Nursery and have released dozens of unique hosta varieties from the smallest to the largest hostas. Our hosta nursery is one of the top in the country for its wide selection of the best hostas on the market.

Our hostas are all container-grown and unlike our competitors we sell large multiple-division plants...our price is for an entire container of 1-20 divisions. When you buy hostas from Plant Delights Nursery, you are often getting large plants (unless you buy a mini hosta which will be small but full) that you can immediately divide. Since we grow our hostas here, you are able to buy hostas direct from the grower.

We are a Chelsea Gold Medal winning specialist hosta nursery nestled in the Surrey countryside with many years experience in growing hostas. With over 1400 different varieties in our collection, we are confident that you will be sure to find the right one for you. Our dedicated team have a passion for hostas and each plant is grown with care and affection. As hosta suppliers we take pride in every plant that we send to you.

Welcome to The Hosta Hideaway Nursery and Gardens of York Springs, Pennsylvania where our goal is to offer a large selection of quality Hostas at reasonable prices. We currently have approximately 400 varieties of hosta for sale and we also offer an expanded grouping of complimentary shade plants. Additionally, we have statuary and other decorative items to add interest to your gardens. Coming to the Hosta Hideaway is a unique experience where our customers can view garden displays of mature hostas to assist in visualizing hostas in their own garden spaces. We offer knowledgeable specialized service to assist in helping our customers choose what hostas would be best for their gardens. Hostas have beautiful foliage and are easy to grow part shade perennials plants. Sizes vary from miniature to giant (miniatures stay six inches or less in height and giant hostas can grow to over four feet tall) and colors can be any combination of greens, blues, yellows and white. Each year we strive to add new varieties of hostas to our nursery, expand our selection of statuary and art, and expand our gardens to provide our customers with the best opportunity to choose from a large quantity of quality perennials. Come for a visit and experience our personalized service and the beauty and serenity of our gardens.

Thank you for such a high quality plant. I am most impressed with the amount of roots on the hostas. I have divided my fair share of hostas, and I don't think I have ever done such a good job with the roots. They were beautiful. I am a Green Mountain believer. I have ordered from probably a dozen "nurseries" over the past few years, and my pepper plant company is the only company that compares to you.

When the order came the plants were healthy and strong bare root specimens. All were multiple clumps and arrived in great condition, still moist. And they included free plants to compensate for the delay which was out of their control! They were wonderful to work with and we are planning our next order already.

We received our delayed order of hostas this summer and the plants were just wonderful: Healthy and robust and had no transplant shock at all. Packing was perfect and the people are wonderful. Would definitely order from them again.

Hostas are addictive! That's what you'll discover after you plant a few in your garden. These super-easy perennials are so collectible because they come in a seemingly unlimited selection of colors, heights, and textures. From 4-inch dwarfs to 6-foot-wide giants, there's a hosta variety to fit any situation from large borders to tiny rock gardens. They look terrific in containers, too! This amazing plant also comes in different shades of green, blue, chartreuse, and bi-color. Even the plants' leaf shape and texture vary depending on variety. And let's not forget the hosta flowers. Every hosta variety develops lovely spikes of often fragrant pink, lavender, or white flowers during the summer. Hummingbirds love the flowers as much as people do. You can also use hosta leaves and flowers in fresh cut arrangements. Hardy from zones 3-9.Hosta Questions?Email us and one of our shade gardening experts will get back to you. 041b061a72

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