Hostas forum→Hardy ?

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Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
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Strever
Nov 4, 2020 2:53 PM CST
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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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Nov 4, 2020 6:22 PM CST
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
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Nov 4, 2020 7:58 PM CST
Some just go dorment before others ,like some come up awhile before others. Not sure that it means they are more hardy.
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Region: California
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Strever
Nov 4, 2020 8:15 PM CST
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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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Nov 5, 2020 8:10 PM CST
Dick, Hosta June, Ripple Effect, Marilyn Monroe and Evening Blush last the longest in my garden, sure Rose and Bob have some suggestions
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Nov 5, 2020 8:20 PM CST
For me kind of hard to know which ones would last the longest since probably cut my plants way before others.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Nov 6, 2020 9:36 AM CST
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.
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Dec 30, 2020 8:53 AM CST
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.
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