Hostas forum: Which one do you choose?

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jun 1, 2015 3:05 PM CST
When buying a potted Hosta and you have several to choose from do you choose a larger single division more impressive plant or a pot containing 2 or 3 smaller divisions? I choose the second........
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jun 1, 2015 4:40 PM CST
I prefer the second also, but sometimes my wallet prefers the fist!
Name: Gerry Donahue
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profesora
Jun 1, 2015 7:32 PM CST
I also choose the second.
Name: Rose
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Rose1656
Jun 1, 2015 7:53 PM CST
If I was looking for a certain kind (streaked or cupped) and the single eye plant looked better then I would buy it.
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Pandora
Jun 1, 2015 8:04 PM CST
If I was buying it with the thought I might share it soon, I'd buy the multi eyes. Otherwise I'd probably choose the larger single eye.

So, is single vs multi, any indication of being a stronger plant?
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Frillylily
Jun 1, 2015 10:10 PM CST
more eyes. In one season they will beef up alot, so it is worth the wait.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jun 2, 2015 2:43 AM CST
That is my feelings Frilly.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
Jun 2, 2015 4:34 AM CST
I always take the one with the most stems.
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Frillylily
Jun 2, 2015 6:37 AM CST
Plus if one dies for some reason, you still have it.
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Pandora
Jun 2, 2015 7:34 AM CST
Guest the "eyes" have it. nodding
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Jun 2, 2015 8:15 AM CST
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Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Jun 3, 2015 7:16 AM CST
I will also generally choose the one with more divisions. But the condition of the plant plays a part as well.
Ann

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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Jun 3, 2015 10:42 AM CST
I just picked up Neptune yesterday they had a pot full of nice sized divisions which will be planted soon. Last week I picked up Beckoning all the pots only had one division but very good sized.

After years of not adding hosta to my garden this year I bought some from ATP classifieds and then the two pots, now I am set for a long time.
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