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Jun 28, 2014 1:14 PM CST
|How often do you guys buy a Hosta before you give up on it? There are some Hostas, I would grow as an annual, if they are available.
Cracker Crumbs, Liberty and others I cant remember. Living in zone 8 don't help either! I think there are mini zones too, the old place Cracker Crumbs grew beautifully in a pot, but not here. I got up every morning to look at CC, it just made me smile I keep trying, but to no avail . Now I am starting a new succulent bowl, every time I go to sprouts I buy another one. I got to take a picture of it to show you.
you would think I could grow succulents here zone 8.. I don't know what I am doing wrong
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Jul 3, 2014 10:51 PM CST
|Succulents and cactus should be easy in your climate unless you are watering them too much. I keep mine in the house all winter and only water about twice the entire 4 months that they are in the house.
Hostas will die in your climate because they require a chill period. What happens to a hosta in warm climate without the cold is what a tropical plant would do with my foot of snow and ice on them. I would have a dead tropical plant.
I have read some people in warm climates put their Hostas in refrigerators for 40 days and bring them out to get the required cold rest period they require.
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