Hostas forum: Last Hosta to come up in the spring

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 10, 2017 7:35 PM CST
Hollywood Lights is officially the last hosta in my garden to emerge, thought I had lost it.
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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
May 11, 2017 2:23 PM CST
I am still waiting on On Stage and montana Aureomarginata. They are always late.
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
May 13, 2017 8:04 AM CST

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My last one was Lakeside Paisley Print. While most of my Hostas have opened their first and second leaves, this one is still just a pip.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 20, 2017 9:33 PM CST
Strangely enough my 'On Stage' was NOT the last one this year like it usually is. It IS still just pips, but I've got several that are smaller.
Ann

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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
May 21, 2017 6:57 AM CST
I have not checked for the last two days due to rain. Montana aureomarginata had made an appearance prior to that, but still haven't seen On Stage. I have 3 MA and 4 OS.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 21, 2017 7:10 AM CST
If mine aren't up by now they're not coming back! I lost several (more than I care to think about) when we had the dead tree removed this past winter. I planned a path for the tree removal, and potted up all of those plants for the winter. The guys went in a different direction. I think too much stomping around on my small and mini hosta crowns caused their death... So much for a good plan! At least the tree is gone, and I have plenty of stuff to fill in the bare spots.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 21, 2017 7:28 AM CST
More gardening opportunities!
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 21, 2017 10:29 AM CST
crawgarden said:More gardening opportunities!


My thoughts exactly!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 21, 2017 2:03 PM CST
WOW I never think of how late the zone 4 and below how much further behind hostas come up vs 5 and up.

My hostas are all up and at least leaves out by April. April and May is the pretty time when it is cool and raining everything looks so lush, clean and fresh.

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Frillylily
May 21, 2017 2:12 PM CST
Rose1656 said:If mine aren't up by now they're not coming back! I lost several (more than I care to think about) when we had the dead tree removed this past winter. I planned a path for the tree removal, and potted up all of those plants for the winter. The guys went in a different direction. I think too much stomping around on my small and mini hosta crowns caused their death... So much for a good plan! At least the tree is gone, and I have plenty of stuff to fill in the bare spots.


next time land mine the area w concrete blocks or similar, and spray some orange chalk paint in the path you want workers to go. They will get the idea. Thumbs up
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 21, 2017 2:24 PM CST
Z4b, most of mine are partially up, Hollywood Lights is still lagging (Upper right hand corner).

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Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 21, 2017 2:31 PM CST
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Rose1656 said:If mine aren't up by now they're not coming back! I lost several (more than I care to think about) when we had the dead tree removed this past winter. I planned a path for the tree removal, and potted up all of those plants for the winter. The guys went in a different direction. I think too much stomping around on my small and mini hosta crowns caused their death... So much for a good plan! At least the tree is gone, and I have plenty of stuff to fill in the bare spots.


Ann

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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
May 22, 2017 3:15 PM CST
"On Stage" has made it's debut. I am not aware of any others that need to make an appearance. Many are still unfurling their leaves.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 23, 2017 12:45 PM CST
When do your Hostas start to go to sleep. I imagine since your hostas come up late you have pretty hostas later than the higher zones.

You guys are two months behind me.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 23, 2017 1:36 PM CST
They do well normally until sept, shorter days than all bets are off.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 23, 2017 2:42 PM CST
WOW I did not think day length. I guess it makes sense they know Fall is coming. Nature is amazing.
Name: Steve Buck
Columbus, OH (Zone 5b)
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sabuck
May 26, 2017 9:03 AM CST
Many variables can affect the timing on when plants emerge. For instance a heavy layer of mulch or leaves can keep the ground cold longer than usual. Lighting conditions, soil types and of course the plant variety itself. My last hosta to emerge has been On Stage every year. It's worth the wait though. Thumbs up

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