Hostas forum: Hosta

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Name: Linda
Sunmerfield, Florida
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MsPalm
Jun 20, 2015 2:28 AM CST
New to central Florida I had two beautiful Hosta plants in IL.
Does anyone know if they will grow in Central Florida I haven't seen any growing but I sure would like to grow Hosta's.
Would appreciate if anyone has an answer to my question
You all have such beautiful plants
Thanks in advanced 🌴🐢🌴
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Master Level
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profesora
Jun 20, 2015 1:28 PM CST
Linda,

Central Florida does not give hostas the needed 30+ days of dormancy.

If a hosta is potted, and there is room in the refrigerator, dormancy could be in the refrigerator.

Gerry

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jun 20, 2015 7:39 PM CST
MsPalm
I am growing some SunHosta which are promoted as being able to be grown down there.
http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/FYN/News_Press_Q&A/Hosta_in_Florida....
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I would not recommend it for full sun, but I have one growing in almost full sun, but my other three have some different degrees of shade and it seems to prefer that.

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Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
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Lalambchop1
Jun 21, 2015 2:58 PM CST
Hi Linda,

I'm originally from Central Florida and never had much luck with hostas down there. Even the ones that were said to grow there died after a year or two. That being said, I was in Orlando. If your "Central Florida" is as north as Gainesville I think there might be a blue or two you could grow. Check with your local Ag Agent or the University of Florida. They are the University ag studies/Master Gardener programs are associated with in Florida.

Good luck!
Leslie

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

jantay
Jul 18, 2015 9:42 AM CST
Linda, yes, you can grow hostas here. I'm in Belleview, just a few miles from you. You must keep them in shade here in Central Florida, even the so-called sun types. I have grown mine for over 10 years, here's a few pictures. I do a garden blog...janiceflorida.blogspot.com...check it out if you'd like. Gardening Outside The Lines is the name.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jul 18, 2015 9:58 AM CST
jantay,
Welcome!

Beautiful plants, I will definitely check out your blog!
Yes, already I see I need to add more Agapanthus in the sunny spots.
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Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
"As for me and my house, we will se
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Keeps Sheep Daylilies Irises Hostas Hybridizer
Cat Lover Hummingbirder Birds Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Lalambchop1
Jul 21, 2015 7:13 AM CST
Jantay, I surely wish I had known about those when I lived there. Beautiful.
Leslie

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

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