Hostas forum: Planted new hostas

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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Apr 13, 2017 11:19 PM CST
I planted my new hostas in bigger pots and plan to grow them in more sun for two yrs. When I first moved I did this until I prepared the shade garden. They grew and increased faster.

I read yrs ago that some nurseries do this to get fast maxim growth.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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Apr 15, 2017 8:56 PM CST
I've been growing some hostas in full sun for the last two years after we had to removed a dead ash tree and the growth rate of the affected hostas has stunned me. Some of the get rather crispy late in the season, but most grew much faster whether they got crispy or not.

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Apr 16, 2017 11:24 AM CST
There is a Sum and Substance not to far from me, it is growing in a full sun East site, it is huge. well over 4' and as least as wide. It is faded and pretty dry looking by the end of the season, but much larger than any I have seen before.
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Apr 18, 2017 10:27 PM CST
My hosta garden is dark shade not even five minutes of sun. So to get the growth I started this sun treatment before I put them in the dark.

In the pots and with lots of water I do not get early crispy.

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