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Old 10-13-2018, 07:28 AM
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My wife Jane is a big hosta fan and gardener. We live way up north in TV.She'd like to join a club...any help?

Old 10-13-2018, 08:01 AM
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I grew lots of hosta in Kentucky but have had no luck with them here.
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:08 PM
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There are various garden related clubs. Among them are the Villages Garden Club North, the Bonsai Club, the Butterfly Garden Club, the Landscape Club and the Rose Club. There are probably others. No local Hosta Club, however. All three counties - Sumter, Lake, and Marion - also have Master Gardener programs.
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:00 PM
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About a year and a half ago we found “Florida hostas” at Walmart on 466 and bought a few. They did well and were going strong until some snails got to them. I cut them way back and they are recovering. They don’t go dormant like up north and are slightly less robust but look like I remember.
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Old 10-14-2018, 07:52 AM
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I spotted a bed of hosta at Epcot yesterday; in Norway at Epcot, they were growing in shade in a secluded corner. Not very big, but seemed to be doing ok. Varigated variety.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Henryk View Post
In Provincetown on Cape Cod, I grew numerous hosta varieties. Can you successfully grow it here? If so, please share a few varieties and sources.

You mention that you have grown of are growing Hostas in Cape Cod. Everthing is far different here than in Cape Cod.
Our zone is 9a far warmer. Our soil is alkaline sandy clay,
Hostas like organic well drained soil that is acidic. The box stores like Walmart do sell them. I enjoy seeing what others are growing. I've seen afew hostas none that looked as good as the ones I used to grow up north.
Old 10-28-2018, 09:27 AM
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I saw the “sun hosta” at Walmart on 466 yesterday. The ones they had looked a bit sad, but should thrive with reasonable care. They suggest AM sun and PM shade. Mine did well in the front walkway until the darn snails arrived. Here’s a pic.
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by juneroses View Post
If you have a hosta-type site, you might consider peacock gingers. The University of Florida says "This Florida-Friendly groundcover is perfect for shady spots or for any northern gardeners who miss growing hostas." Here's an image search:

peacock ginger varieties florida - Google Search
There are a couple of Florida hosta that can grow in the sun and tolerate the heat. They sell them at Lowes and Home Depot. I put them in pots. They do even better when the weather turns cool. I agree with the peacock gingers. They make a nice substitute if the rabbits leave them alone.
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