Will hosta grow here?

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #16  
Old 10-16-2018, 06:38 PM
thetruth thetruth is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 412
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default The right plant in the right place

Quote:
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.
  #17  
Old 10-28-2018, 09:27 AM
Mikeod's Avatar
Mikeod Mikeod is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Caroline
Posts: 4,999
Thanks: 0
Thanked 34 Times in 18 Posts
Default

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.
Attached Thumbnails
528430ab-ec7d-4e8f-a397-b70ac78b085c-jpg  
__________________
"the difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
  #18  
Old 10-28-2018, 11:37 PM
big guy big guy is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 525
Thanks: 34
Thanked 46 Times in 30 Posts
Default

Quote:
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.
Closed Thread

Tags
grow, varieties, hosta, share, sources
Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 AM.