Hostas forum: Lilies with hostas

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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 21, 2013 8:58 AM CST
I use the common Hosta Lancifolia in many of my gardens as a ground cover and to hide the leaves of bulbs after they are done blooming.

I posted this in the Lily forum and thought it might get a conversation going in the Hosta.

Do you plant any bulbs in your Hosta gardens?

Do you plant Hostas in your perennial gardens? Pic please.

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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jun 21, 2013 10:06 AM CST
I have some Oriental Lilys and some Iris's and Tulips mixed in with my hosta's that are in the sun. Nothing is blooming here so will have to post pics later. Angry
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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
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Jewell
Jun 22, 2013 9:14 PM CST
I have a woodland garden and was thinking of adding more bulbs for early color in the bare areas left by the hostas. I like seeing your mix. Hurray!
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Mar 28, 2017 4:58 PM CST
@Jewell

I got your tag. Did you plant the bulbs? I am successful with all spring bulbs and lilies. Not successful with bearded iris. There is a early iris that works Crested iris Iris cristata
Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
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Jewell
Mar 29, 2017 12:07 PM CST
Cinta said:@Jewell

I got your tag. Did you plant the bulbs? I am successful with all spring bulbs and lilies. Not successful with bearded iris. There is a early iris that works Crested iris Iris cristata



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Am glad you posted. I will be out this week moving some Asiatics into my hosta beds. Here is one lily that accidentally got placed with the hostas. Loved the way they bloomed at the same time.

Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Mar 29, 2017 4:43 PM CST
That is pretty.

I had daylilies blooming with the hostas and it was a pretty combo too.
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Mar 30, 2017 10:42 PM CST
June last yr


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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
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ViolaAnn
Mar 31, 2017 9:08 AM CST
Do you have no red lily beetles where you live? Count yourself lucky if you don't. I no longer grown anything except daylilies.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Mar 31, 2017 1:07 PM CST
No it is probably the only thing I do not have. Count yourself lucky if you do not have deer, groundhogs, rabbits and possum, squirrels an occasional bear.

My big accomplishment is growing hostas.

Imagine moving a hosta so big you need a dolly to move. It takes you hours to dig up and push it to its new home.
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Get up the next morning and this is what you see.
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I spray have traps and and sometime I can have about a hundred hostas with leaves until about August, then I give up and then come the deer, groundhogs and whatever else come and eat everything to the ground.
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Apr 1, 2017 9:03 AM CST
Glare Sad
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...

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