Hostas forum: Giant Hosta !

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FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
May 1, 2015 11:42 PM CST
Hello
i have sum and substance
and Empress wu in big pots
Young but big leaves
And you ?
looking for big hosta
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 8, 2015 11:02 PM CST
we have Empress Wu and Komodo Dragon. very big!!
FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
May 14, 2015 11:24 AM CST
Komodo Dragon ?
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
May 16, 2015 6:48 PM CST
How about Sagae--- I've nicknamed this one "monster". Probably at least 10 years old.


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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 16, 2015 7:03 PM CST
rosebud -

http://www.nhhostas.com/komodo-dragon-hosta/
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
May 20, 2015 9:26 PM CST
I was driving the other day in town and heavy traffic and saw a huge hosta!! It was surrounding a small tree and was almost up to the first branches. I didn't have my camera or I might have circled back and stopped to see if any one was home.

Love both Sagae and K. Dragon, beautiful. I have what is suppose to be T Rex but I need to move it or add some compost.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
May 20, 2015 10:16 PM CST
I love Sum and Substance and Blue Angel!
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OH (Zone 5a)
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Pandora
May 22, 2015 8:03 PM CST
Very nice!
Duane, that Sagae is largest I've ever seen. Wish mine was half that size. One of my favs.
FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
May 1, 2016 7:54 AM CST
Ok for Komodo dragon and sagae
I can find Komodo dragon in France
not so sure for Sagae
Just coming back from my first "foire aux plantes" with Regal splendor
I must find a recent book about hostas to help my choice !
Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
May 1, 2016 8:07 AM CST
@rosebud, if you are just beginning with hostas, my advice would be not to buy too many to begin with. According to the database, the maximum recommended zone for hosta is zone 8b. You may be OK in zone 9a - perhaps Ann has a view? @ViolaAnn
FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
May 7, 2016 7:01 AM CST
Hi
I am in zone 9a...my cestrum nocturnum in pot don't freeze
ok for the advice .come back from mys first "foire aux plantes" with only 4 hostas
I am a little bist lost in the 800 hostas in Europe
No book about hostas ?


cliftoncat said:@rosebud, if you are just beginning with hostas, my advice would be not to buy too many to begin with. According to the database, the maximum recommended zone for hosta is zone 8b. You may be OK in zone 9a - perhaps Ann has a view? @ViolaAnn


Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
May 7, 2016 8:29 AM CST
The potential problem is that zone 9a may be too hot, not that it is too cold! We grow hostas in England (zone 8b), but not in France (in France our garden is in Menton, zone 10a).
But you could try the plants you have bought and see what happens. Perhaps if you have a nice shady spot in your garden in which to plant your hostas?

Here's a link to a French website about hostas - it includes advice on care, planting, etc., and they even have a hosta book that you can buy. But you can probably get all the information you need for free on the internet.

http://www.hostas.fr/Le%20bon%20emplacement.htm

They are wonderful plants, so I completely understand that you want to grow them! Thumbs up
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
May 7, 2016 10:11 PM CST
I think the suggestion that you not get too many to begin with is likely a good one. I would also Google "hostas for warm climates" or something similar. You might get some good advice. Since my zone is much colder, I don't have experience growing hostas in warmer places.

I'll comment more either late tomorrow or next week. It's bedtime now and tomorrow will be hectic.


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FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
May 8, 2016 7:05 AM CST
Hi
BREST is not a warmer place
Hosta seems to need water and shady spot but i don't think hot temperature is a problem.
Jane From "le jardin anglais" grow his hostas and heucheras in the South west of FRANCE.
I 've just spend my saturday afternoon repot my small collection (13) of hostas
and I put them in shady spot below my heptacodium
I put my plantaginea in full sun...no flower since two years !
Venus seems very interesting
I am looking for a book to help my choice.
FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
May 8, 2016 7:24 AM CST
Hi
For Cliftoncat
http://www.jardinexotique.net/t5818-hosta-je-n-aurais-jamais...
Hosta in Menton
You are very Lucky : A garden in the Northwest of Europe and a second garden in Menton
Ok for the book.
I Heard of a recent book written by a Canadian
Don't know the title



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