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Apr 9, 2013 7:18 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Saw these at Home depot yesterday. They are not the newest cultivars but are all well worth growing. Very nice plants and only $6.87. Wide Brim and Queen Josephine are favorites in my garden.
Wide Brim


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Francee




Queen Josephine
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Apr 9, 2013 7:24 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
I tip my hat to you.
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Apr 9, 2013 7:35 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
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Like Francee. Thumbs up
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Apr 9, 2013 7:38 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Francee is a classic and has sported to many other fine hostas.....Patriot, Minuteman, etc.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Apr 9, 2013 8:06 AM CST
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Hostas
Ever since I spotted some hostas with HVX at our local Menards I've stayed away from the big box stores just to be safe. It's always tempting, though. Every now and then they have nice, big hostas that are hard to pass up.
Check out Petiole Junction, my garden blog! (I'd love your comments.)
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Apr 9, 2013 8:11 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
I have 'Queen Josephine' on my wish list...Might get one, they are having a great sale and I have lots of reasons to go up there.
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Apr 9, 2013 8:22 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Have had Patriot for several years. Maybe that's why I like the Francee so much? Hilarious!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Apr 9, 2013 8:31 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
At the price I would get 2 Queen Josephine, plant them together, and have an instant clump.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Apr 9, 2013 8:49 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
Great idea! Francee I got by accident when someone sent the wrong plant. It does very well in sun and has great flowers.
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Apr 13, 2013 9:36 PM CST
Name: Diann
Lisbon, IA
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Hostas Region: Iowa Lilies Peonies
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Buy your hostas where you want, but just remember you have a better chance of running into HVX at the big box stores and the non-selective nurseries than you do from a hosta grower. Sure their stuff (box stores) is cheaper but I really don't want to take the chance of infecting my hosta collection with HVX to save a few bucks. To each their own, tho. Oh yeah, and the box stores and the non-selective nurseries usualy get their stuff from the same place, they both just package it different.

Me, I'll stick with someone that lives and grows hostas.
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Apr 14, 2013 4:30 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
Well so far I have no plants from BBS but if I did buy one I would definitely isolate it for a year. Does anyone have one of those test kits?
I did go to the Home Depot but I bought everything but Hostas! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Apr 15, 2013 3:23 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Composter
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I'm with those who will stay away from hostas at any place other than where the stock has been tested.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
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Apr 15, 2013 6:40 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
Yeah, it is for the best. Thumbs up

Here are some minis peeping!!

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Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Apr 20, 2013 7:51 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Charter ATP Member
Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
There is a test kit to test for the Hosta Virus?
Where would you get one?
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Apr 25, 2013 2:41 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Composter
Seed Starter Annuals Herbs Canning and food preservation Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
There are test strips that work well, but are not cheap. They need to be kept in the fridge and should be OK for a year - maybe a bit more as long as they are kept cold.

https://orders.agdia.com/Inven...

But there may well be some nurseries that sell them. Or they are often available through Hosta Societies.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
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Apr 25, 2013 2:56 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
Is that $105.00 for 25 test strips??? Gulp...I will stick with the companies that test them for me. nodding
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Apr 26, 2013 11:32 AM CST
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Hostas
The test strips are expensive. I seem to remember always hearing that they were around $5 per strip, so $105 for 25 seems like a bit of a bargain.

I stick to my reliable nurseries to avoid the worry of testing or, worse, finding HVX in my yard. I have a local nursery that was always a favorite of mine until, a couple years ago, I asked them where they got their hostas and whether the hostas were tested for HVX. The nurseryman I chatted with said, "Oh, I think that's pretty much been wiped out." He told me he had no clue about testing, but that some of their plants came from Walter's, but others came from Holland. I haven't purchased a hosta there since, just to be on the safe side.
Check out Petiole Junction, my garden blog! (I'd love your comments.)
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Apr 26, 2013 6:48 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
Amazing how clueless some companies are. Blinking
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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