Hostas forum: Should I over winter these

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Name: Peggy
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hazeleyes
Jul 23, 2014 2:00 PM CST
I grew these from seed this year was wondering if I should over winter them?
I am getting ready to pot them up or plant them in the ground but not sure if they can take the winter at this size.

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Name: Gerry Donahue
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profesora
Jul 23, 2014 5:17 PM CST
Are you going to provide a dormancy period?
Name: Peggy
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hazeleyes
Jul 23, 2014 5:49 PM CST
hehe didn't know I should new to hostas.I will now.
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 23, 2014 5:53 PM CST
Are they growing in the ground? I might cover them with a light mulch when it gets cold. Something like pine straw.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
Jul 23, 2014 6:10 PM CST
No I was getting ready to transplant either to the ground or containers.
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Name: Gerry Donahue
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profesora
Jul 23, 2014 7:45 PM CST
What is the coldest overnight in your zone?
And, for how long do have this cold temperature?
Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
Jul 24, 2014 3:12 AM CST
minimum temperatures had been -20°F to -10°F usually in January when its really bitter cold.
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Name: Rose
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Rose1656
Jul 24, 2014 6:58 AM CST
I agree with Paul...leave them in the ground, let them go dormant and cover with leaves or one straw for the winter. Let them develop some roots, and see what comes back next spring. I usually just leave my seedlings alone and see if there's anything interesting enough to keep, then I thin out the weaker ones.

Rose
Name: Gerry Donahue
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profesora
Jul 24, 2014 8:01 PM CST
I agree with Paul and Rose.
Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
Jul 25, 2014 4:41 AM CST
Thank you
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 25, 2014 7:04 AM CST
hazeleyes said:No I was getting ready to transplant either to the ground or containers.

I got lost somewhere in this thread, the advice recommended seems to have been to leave them in the ground and put a mulch over them, but they were not in the ground.
I also did not understand the part about providing dormancy, what if they were not planted in the ground but left in the pot (container) what ever they are planted in? Will someone be kind enough to "unbefuddle" me.

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Paul2032
Jul 25, 2014 7:08 AM CST
I asked if they were in the ground but that wasn't answered so I assumed that they were. If they are transplanted now how will they be overwintered? I don't think there is an ideal choice here.......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 25, 2014 7:22 AM CST
??? I am sinking deeper and deeper. Confused
Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
Jul 25, 2014 3:28 PM CST
They are planted in the container I started them in and was planning on dividing and either putting in the ground or each their own container.
If you would have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden, go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden.
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jul 25, 2014 5:08 PM CST
I plant my small potted ones in the ground (pot and all) and mulch them. I've lost a few, but most make it through the winter just fine. Once the ground has thawed enough to pull the pots up, I put them in my potting area so I can baby them.

Rose
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Jul 25, 2014 6:42 PM CST
Seedfork, all hostas must have at least 30 days of temperature around 40° or colder.
Seedlings if potted, may go in the house, but you must provide that dormancy. Some in warmer climates put them in the refrigerator.

If potted and kept outdoors in colder climate, the pots should be turned on their sides after they go dormant, but before it's to cold to move them. This is to prevent crown rot in the spring.

Like dormant daylilies, it not given dormancy, the plants will soon die.

I hope this helps.

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