Hostas

Plants are in 4.5" pots
To place an order, please use the 2019 Order Form and order by March 22, 2019

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 19, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday April 20, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Please bring postcard to pickup, thank you.

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Blue Hawaii - 30” h x 42” w. Intensely blue-green, corrugated leaves hold their color well throughout the season.

Blue Mouse Ears - 8” h x 19” w. Thick heard-shaped blue-,gray leaves. Part shade, slug resistant.

Cherry Berry - 10” h x 14” w. White with dark green irregular markings, rose colored petioles.

Dream Queen - 10” h x 26”w. a slightly smaller Great Expectations with improved bold variegation, puckered heart-shaped leaves have wider blue-green margins and creamy yellow centers, excellent substance, faster grower with more sun tolerance.

Earth Angel - 28" h x 60" w. Spectacular new sport from Blue Angel has huge blue-green pointed leaves with wide creamy white margins, tick leaves have good substance & deep attractive ribs. Mature clumps can reach 5’ across.

Fire & Ice - 8-10 “h. Leaves have dark green edging with a white center that gently twist. Part to full shade preferred.

Stain Glass - 15”h x 32”. Yellow leaves with dark green margin. Prominent veins throughout. Tolerates sun very well.

T Rex - 30”tall x 38”w. Huge clumps of blue/green leaves measuring 18” long & 4 “ wide with puckering.

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 2019 Order Form and order by March 22, 2019

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 19, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday April 20, 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