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debrahartman
Apr 6, 2017 5:24 PM CST
I got a really good deal by buying late in the season last year. They still looked well when placed in the ground very late summer. I live in Colorado, near Denver, Zone 5. Since this will by my first season I do not know when I will start seeing growth. They are guaranteed and I wish to get a refund if they don't grow.
Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
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mnmat
Apr 6, 2017 5:37 PM CST
I'm in zone 4 South Dakota and while my daylilies and Tulips are 4" high or so there is still no sign of the Hostas.

Its still a little early for you. Be patient, they'll show up. Hosta are sturdy plants
Meri
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Apr 6, 2017 5:45 PM CST
Here they begin to emerge the same time as Asiatic lilies and asparagus break ground.
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Apr 6, 2017 10:01 PM CST
In Zone 7A I have hosta shoots emerging this week. I plan to make major divisions and transplants. The small fancy ones are going in the backyard where the deer don't go. The Blue Angels and Sum&Substance they never touched in 3 years will take over the front.

I have a LOT of hostas, some named and some not. The unnamed just live under my deck (but viewed by me from the patio). The named get spots along the shadiest row along the fence.

And THAT area (50x6') is going to go from individual specimen plantings to THICK. Time to change the look.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Apr 7, 2017 6:46 AM CST
This should be the week they show up.

Here the deer demolish Sum and Substance so I have to keep it covered with mesh. The rabbits eat plantaginea - two big areas of it.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Apr 7, 2017 6:51 AM CST
The deer eat 'Sum and Substance' here too, I have to spray it with repellent like the other hostas. I don't think they go for 'Blue Angel' quite as much though.

Hostas are always late to come up, daylilies come up well beforehand and here in my zone 4 even the daylilies aren't growing yet. It was snowing an hour ago.
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Apr 7, 2017 7:01 AM CST
Hostas have been slow to emerge this year, considering we've had an early spring. But it's also been dry for us. Mine have slowly emerged over the last month but I still have a few that haven't yet. My biggest spurt was last week so yours shouldn't be far behind. I tend to think mine are fighting the early spring and are determined to come when they should.

If you are still experiencing cold in Denver when it warms up and spring has sprung for you. Probably closer to the end of April, first of may.
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