Hostas

Native Wildflowers, Grasses, & Woodland Plants Sale is in Progress Now!
Please Order by June 7, 2021 and Use This Order Form.
Pickup location: 9180 South Custer Rd (M-50), Monroe, MI. (North side of road.)
Order Pick-up and Extra Plant Sale on Thursday, June 17 from 3:30 – 6:30pm.


Sorry, the 2021 Tree Sale is over for this year.
Thank you for your support. Please check back mid-January for the 2022 sale!


Plants are in 1 gallon pots

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Forbidden Fruit - Color: blue leaves with orange-yellow center. Size: 18 inches tall by 30 inches wide. Type: medium. Thick leaves. Lavender flowers in late summer. Slug-resistant.

Fragrant Bouquet - Color: apple green leaves with a creamy white edge. Size: 20” tall by ~40” spread. Strongly scented, white flower in mid-late summer. Pollinator friendly. Fast growth rate.

Frances Williams - Color: large, dark bluish leaves irregularly edged in creamy yellow. Size: 24-48” tall by 36-48” wide. Type: medium. White flower with a hint of lilac blooms in early summer. Shade loving.

Patriot - Color: ovate leaves with dark green centers and crisp white, streaked margins. Size: 12-18” tall by 24-30” spread. Lavender flowers bloom in mid-summer. Moderate growth rate.

Tootie Mae - Color: blue leaves with wide yellow margin. Size: 14” tall by 28” wide. Type: medium. Near white flowers bloom late spring to early summer. Moderate growth rate. Thick, slug-resistant leaves.

Warwick Comet - Color: dark green and cream leaves. Size: 16” tall by 30” spread. Type: medium. White flowers bloom mid-summer. Spoon-shaped leaves. Slow to medium growth rate.

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.


Native Wildflowers, Grasses, & Woodland Plants Sale is in Progress Now!
Please Order by June 7, 2021 and Use This Order Form.
Pickup location: 9180 South Custer Rd (M-50), Monroe, MI. (North side of road.)
Order Pick-up and Extra Plant Sale on Thursday, June 17 from 3:30 – 6:30pm.


Sorry, the 2021 Tree Sale is over for this year.
Thank you for your support. Please check back mid-January for the 2022 sale!


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