Hostas forum: Canadian Hosta Suppliers

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Name: Debbie
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DebbieC
Jan 23, 2016 7:15 PM CST
Who do my fellow Canadian Hosta lovers recommend for their online purchases?
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jan 24, 2016 5:01 AM CST
A few years ago I got nice roots from Vesey's.
They assured me that they are careful as to get virus free Hostas.
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Jan 28, 2016 12:00 PM CST
I would NOT buy from Vesey's. I wouldn't trust their stock to be free from viruses or even correct.

But there are many good Hosta nurseries which ship.

The ones I've used, in Ontario, are:

Goldenbrook - http://www.goldenbrookhostas.com/

Shades of Green - http://www.shadesofgreenhostas.ca/

Hosta Choice - http://www.hostachoicegardens.com/

Gardens Plus in Peterborough - http://www.gardensplus.ca/ I've stopped by, but it appears that they do mail order.

These are three in the Ottawa area and I'm not sure how much mail order they do, but you could ask. All are wonderful hosta sources.

Rideau Woodland Ramble - http://www.rideauwoodlandramble.com/

Whitehouse Perennials - http://www.whitehouseperennials.com/

Budd Gardens - http://www.buddgardens.com/ (I know Don Budd and while he doesn't make a big issue about mail order, I know he does some).

In the Maritimes, Fundy Beauties/Hosta Geek - http://hostageek.ca/



Ann

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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
Hostas Cat Lover Annuals Bulbs Container Gardener Critters Allowed
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DebbieC
Jan 28, 2016 12:50 PM CST
Thanks Ann. I am familiar with most you have listed; good to know they are recommended. I have tended to purchase locally in the past but for most of my "wants" it seems necessary to go to the specialized nurseries and to avoid HVX as well. I know I will spend many hours looking over all that is offered at those sites. Thanks again.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 30, 2016 11:52 PM CST
ViolaAnn said:I would NOT buy from Vesey's. I wouldn't trust their stock to be free from viruses or even correct.


I totally agree with Ann, I will never buy another thing from Vesey's ever again. I have not gotten correct plants, bulbs, and the last straw, moldy roots, I complained on 2 occasion and I did get my money back.

This is what they sent me last spring, and they were all supposed to be yellow, well I got one root to grow and it was white!. Angry
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Name: Rose
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Rose1656
Jan 31, 2016 10:15 AM CST
I may be wrong, but I thought Naylor Creek was shipping to Canada? It might be worth checking out...They send big, beautiful plants.
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Jan 31, 2016 10:26 PM CST
They might, but the phyto-sanitary certificate would add so much to the cost of the plant that it would only be worthwhile for real collectors and for very special plants available nowhere else.
Ann

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