Hostas forum: Hostas for the South??

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Dec 25, 2012 8:16 PM CST
I have a new list for Hostas that do good in the South. These selected Hostas do not need a long cold spell and will do well in southern gardens. Sometimes I worry about my Hostas because I don't always get a good winter and I am very surprised they even came up this year much less thrived.

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The easiest way to determine the dormancy requirements is to observe which Hostas emerge the earliest in spring. There is generally a 75 day emergence date spread between Hosta cultivars in spring. Below is a list of those that emerge extremely early and would make good candidates for trialing in warm climates where there is little or no winter chilling. [quote]

My first three Hostas to emerge were all 'Sea Thunder' and they are on the list!
Thumb of 2012-12-26/virginiarose/6fbc95 (nursery bed, each white stick is a hosta)

http://www.plantdelights.com/Hostas-Summer-Perennials-for-Wa... (article & list is here)
Susan

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Name: Teresa
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bluegrassmom
Dec 25, 2012 8:33 PM CST
Hey, thanks for the link. It will be very helpful.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Jan 8, 2013 7:37 PM CST
Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
Susan

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