Hostas forum: Hosta that do well in the Southern sun and heat.

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 7, 2014 6:54 PM CST
I enjoy my hosta,but I am not fond of those that burn badly. Can you please list the ones that hold up the best in your garden. I always plant in at least dappled shade, if not heavy shade. Thanks!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 7, 2014 7:14 PM CST
'So Sweet', "Guacamole', "Francee', 'Undulata Albomarginata' and 'Queen Josephine' have all done well for me this year in zone 8b. I noticed the other day that 'So Sweet' was getting quite a bit of direct late morning light and it has really held up well and put on lots of new leaves.
In the larger hostas 'Winter Snow' (sort of odd name to do well in Alabama) and 'Sum and Substance' have done good this year though the summer so far also.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 7, 2014 7:20 PM CST
Thanks, my Sum and Substance isn't looking to well, but we are in a drought too.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 7, 2014 8:13 PM CST
I hope you can view my FB album. This is my late sister's back yard. I did get to transplant a few to make a memorial bed before the house sold this Spring.

https://www.facebook.com/teresa.barrow.3/media_set?set=a.811...
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 7, 2014 9:23 PM CST
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Aug 18, 2014 9:50 AM CST
It has been in the 90's here for several weeks and very little rain. I have been watering by hand of course but it is not the same as the real thing. Some of my hostas look ok, but I have one kind that is turning brown and dying off. Even though at the same time it appears to be growing up some new things. Do some hostas do this in heat or is it actually dying? I am kind of new to hostas and don't know a lot about them. I think the one in question is Kiwi Full Monte or something like that. I just planted them this spring.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Aug 18, 2014 9:53 AM CST
Teresa, I have Patriot, Mighty Mouse, Blue Mouse Ears, and June. The first three are outstanding in Texas summers; the last is okay, but game. Smiling
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 18, 2014 11:45 AM CST
I wonder if the brown is just to much sun burning the plants, it seems if it is sending up new growth it must not be dying. I have several plants sending up new growth from the center, and I do have some that the leaves are scalded on also, but I don't think it will kill them.
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Aug 18, 2014 3:48 PM CST
Hosta growers need to learn that hostas require moisture all the time. Do not complain if your hostas do not do well because of lack of water. If you are not going to water, do not grow hostas!

Two years ago we had a terrible drought here in northeastern Indiana and I watered every day from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The area in question is a better part of half an acre and some of is in shade.

Many other plants were neglected and they suffered. The next year, I was recovering from radiation treatments, and again, some plants were neglected. I no longer have irises. I have weeds, overgrown grass, and an enormous amount of poison ivy. But my hostas were beautiful because I focused all my energy to hostas.

Unwatered hostas will burn and go dormant. They will grow when watered consistent, but the growth is minimal.

Water your hostas every day, especially if is raining or is going to rain.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Aug 18, 2014 4:17 PM CST
Teresa, I rarely water mine and we have been in an extreme drought for nearly three years. Because they are all in full sun for a few hours each morning, they do burn and lose leaves and crisp up every Summer. And the ones I listed as growing in my yard come back just as strong as ever every year. (They also do fantastic in containers.) Up to you if you want to have very lush green and water daily or let them dry out some and be less pretty.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
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bluegrassmom
Aug 18, 2014 4:22 PM CST
Thanks for posting. I do water my plants from a well that is on our property but not every day. Debra, I do grow Blue Mouse Ears, it is a cute one!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Aug 18, 2014 4:24 PM CST
With everything you have had going on the last couple of years, I am surprised you have time for any watering at all. Group hug Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Aug 18, 2014 5:30 PM CST
I don't really Debra. Tonight I have Mom here with me. I have sold a lot of my older daylilies and haven't added any hosta.
I have been bidding on a few newer daylilies so I am excited about those.

When my sister passed away, I dug several of her hosta to make a memorial garden at Mom's. She also wanted several donated to the
Baker's Arboretum in Bowling Green. It was nice to visit there and see them.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Aug 18, 2014 7:04 PM CST
Group hug Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Aug 18, 2014 7:51 PM CST
Well I have been watering mine from a tub that has some goldfish in it. Pretty much every day they have been watered and they get basically no direct sun whatsoever. So either it is just the hot temps or they are not getting enough nutrients (they are under a hemlock). They just started to turn brown after the 90 degree temps.

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