Hostas forum: suppliers?

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crittergarden
Apr 14, 2015 12:30 PM CST
This is my year to acquire some plan​tagin​ea.

I found it at these 3 suppliers:
Plant Delights - very expensive. A larger plant I assume.
Hostas Direct .com - very inexpensive - too small to take?
And NH Hostas - medium price

Who has opinions?
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Seedfork
Apr 14, 2015 1:21 PM CST
I have learned by mistakes not to assume, if they don't state the size ask! I think a lot depends on how big a hurry you are for your plants to reach a certain size. I am cheap, so I always go for the smaller (not tiny) plant if the price is high, the larger plants when the price is cheap. I don't mind waiting a year or two for the plants to grow, in fact I grow some from seed just for the fun of it. I think most plantaginea are fast growing hostas, so for me the smaller cheaper ones would be the way to go. I guess the difference could be tissue culture grown on not also, something I guess you might want to check on. That's all I know to suggest being I have not ordered from any of those sources, and that might be what you are actually asking about, so no help there.
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crittergarden
Apr 14, 2015 1:29 PM CST
Seedfork said:I have not ordered from any of those sources, and that might be what you are actually asking about, so no help there.


Basically yes, but any advice is welcome!

I also start small - often from seed.
I have a little more flexibility this year, moneywise, so I am considering "splurging" but not on one large plant when I have a 15 foot or so swath to cover.
I planted tulips there in the fall and think hostas would be nice to cover the browning leaves.
Plantagenia has white flowers and is fragrant - couldn't be more perfect!
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O
Apr 14, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Crittergarden,

Look at Profesora's list for sale, and if you are looking for a particular cultivar, just ask her if she has it for sale.

O
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crittergarden
Apr 14, 2015 3:47 PM CST
Thanks, O!
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crittergarden
Apr 14, 2015 3:51 PM CST
@professora I didn't see any hostas for sale in your list, but I am looking for plain old regular plan​tagin​ea.

No cultivar unless you have a LOT of the same one and I can afford them.
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profesora
Apr 14, 2015 5:49 PM CST
O was referring to my list of hostas for sale April through May on this forum.

Let me look elsewhere for hostas in large quantaties.

Gerry
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crittergarden
Apr 15, 2015 6:18 AM CST
oh.
I'll go try to find that.

I think I need at least 12, IF I can pay for that many.
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profesora
Apr 15, 2015 9:12 AM CST
I can help you, and I need to know more. I have many other hostas from which to choose. About your needs.

How much sun or shade?
How tall?
How wide?
How much space do you want to fill?
Choice of leaf?

Gerry
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crittergarden
Apr 15, 2015 11:23 AM CST
I'd like to plant a swath just one plant wide and about 10' long.
I'm patient enough to get smaller, more affordable plants.

I want the plantagenea because they are a species and are fragrant AND the flowers are white.
I don't care much for pastel colors.
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Ticker
Apr 15, 2015 11:31 AM CST

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Critter, is there a reason why you want a larger quantity of the same hosta?
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Ticker
Apr 15, 2015 11:32 AM CST

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Critter, I see. Do you have other hosta?
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crittergarden
Apr 15, 2015 12:18 PM CST
It's a small garden!
I rarely buy plants - I scavenge, trade, and start from seed.
I have lots of daylilies and iris - pretty no fuss stuff.
Those I divide and sometimes sell the extras (lost my truck so I haven't been able to flea market since 2013).

I know the hostas will grow in rairly quickly - and I can dig and divide them if I need them more evenly spaced.

I do have a few other hostas but not a lot.
Just here and there as single clumps.
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profesora
Apr 15, 2015 1:49 PM CST
I can help you, and I need to know more. I have many other hostas from which to choose. About your needs.

How much sun or shade?
How tall?
How wide?
How much space do you want to fill?
Choice of leaf?

Gerry
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crittergarden
Apr 15, 2015 2:21 PM CST
We're on treemail....
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