Hostas

Plants are in 4.5" pots
To place an order, please use the Order Form and order by March 24, 2017

As a reminder, a postcard will be mailed to you two weeks prior to pickup.
Pickup will be at the Monroe County Fairgrounds
Friday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday April 22, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Please bring postcard to pickup, thank you.

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Abiqua Drinking Gourd - Medium-large 22” tall x 24” wide. Puckered poser blue leaves upward facing & deeply cupped. Very slug resistant.

Guacomole - Medium large 22” tall x 28” wide. Shiny round leaves with gold center and wide green edge, rapid grower, sun tolerant.

Holcyon -

Paul's Glory - Medium 25" tall x 40" wide. Chartreuse heart shaped leaves changing to bright gold to white with narrow irregular blue green margins, very colorful with good substance pale lavender flowers.

Patriot - Medium - 22” tall – 30” spread Ovate leaves have dark green centers and outstanding, crisp white, streaked margins (margins are creamy-yellow in spring) Leaves are of better than average substance, are slightly wavy, and display good sun tolerance, Full sun, full sun or part shade.

Rainforest Sunrise - Small - 8” tall – 16” wide. Slightly cupped and corrugated leaves have florescent gold centers and deep green margins. Thick substance and very slug resistant, a strong grower with bright summer color.

Sugar Daddy - Large 40”tall x 24”wide. Large cupped blue-green leaves w/ white streaks & margins, forms dense clumps, heavy substance & pest resistant.

Whirlwind - Medium 16”tall x 34”wide. Upright pointed leaves are twisted and folded, creamy yellow to white centers w/ very dark green margins, very heavy substance, pest resistant.

Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today’s gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by care exhaust, etc.


Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots. High-filtered or dappled sunlight is necessary for clean, healthy growth. Morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to hostas (unless otherwise indicated). They are most at home in shady, woodland settings and often work will as specimen or edging plants. Hostas are very easy to propagate through division. This can be done at any time during the growing season with little or no affect on the growth of the parent plant. Since each division should have at least 3 eyes, plants should be allowed to mature for several years before being divided. Especially in northern zones, hostas should be mulched with a layer of finely shredded organic material to prevent heaving in the winter. Mulch is beneficial because it retains moisture around the plant’s roots, but it is also the ideal place for slugs to hide. Watch for holes in the center of the leaves. If they are present, so are slugs. Applying a slug bait in early spring when new shoots are beginning to emerge will help to reduce the slug population. After a few years when plants are firmly established, the mulch can be removed completely, which should eliminate the slug problem altogether. Also be sure to clean all hosta foliage out of the garden in early winter after the plants have gone dormant. By doing so, you will be ridding the area of the eggs of slugs and other leaf-eating insects. - Walters Gardens Inc.


To place an order, please use the Order Form and order by March 24, 2017

As a reminder, a postcard will be mailed to you two weeks prior to pickup.
Pickup will be at the Monroe County Fairgrounds
Friday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday April 22, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Please bring postcard to pickup, thank you.


Monroe Conservation District
1137 South Telegraph Road, Monroe, MI 48161
734.265-9311     catherine.acerboni@mi.nacdnet.net
www.monroecd.org