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Nov 4, 2020 2:53 PM CST
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 9a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Region: California
is there some Hostas more hardy the others ?
all of my Hostas are down for the season except one
have not had a freeze yet
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Nov 4, 2020 6:22 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Dick,
They just look like they are going into dormancy, I have some that start in August, the most start in mid September to October. I think they are more photoperiod vs temp dependent
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Nov 4, 2020 7:58 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Some just go dorment before others ,like some come up awhile before others. Not sure that it means they are more hardy.
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Nov 4, 2020 8:15 PM CST
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 9a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Region: California
i have pretty much ignored all the hostas in my garden all these years
and this year i have given them a little more attention
and will notice this photo period thing a little more
so some are more photo-period sensitive then others evidently
which makes more sense then temp sensitive/hardy
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Nov 5, 2020 8:10 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dick, Hosta June, Ripple Effect, Marilyn Monroe and Evening Blush last the longest in my garden, sure Rose and Bob have some suggestions
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Nov 5, 2020 8:20 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Snakes Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Heucheras Echinacea
Hellebores Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hostas Region: New Jersey Ferns
For me kind of hard to know which ones would last the longest since probably cut my plants way before others.
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Nov 6, 2020 9:36 AM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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I'm really not much help. I usually quit paying attention to them early October. I don't cut mine back in the fall. I have noticed that the ones with thicker foliage do tend to last longer. I think placement helps too. Last week I noticed some behind a building that still looked pretty good. My gardens that are not protected from the winds and frost are done for the year.
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Dec 30, 2020 8:53 AM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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Some families last well. I've noticed that almost all of the 'Halcyon' - 'June' family last well into autumn with little slug damage. Others have leaves of great substance which also last well.
Ann

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