Hostas

Sorry, we are no longer accepting orders for the 2022 Tree Sale.
Thank you for your support. Please check back mid-January for the 2023 sale!
Check our facebook page for remaining inventory to be sold at the Overstock Sale
Friday, April 15, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday April 16, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Native Wildflowers, Grasses, & Woodland Plants Sale is in Progress Now!
Please Order by June 6, 2022 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 June 16 from 3:30 – 6:30pm.


Plants are in 1 gallon pots

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Brim Cup - 15” wide and 12" tall. The leaves are 7 x 5" with wide white irregular margins. It has a cupped leaf with a green center. The leaf is seer suckered. The plant prefers shade to 1/4 sun. 18" bloom scapes.

Fire & Ice - 72" wide and 30" tall. Large leaves with a creamy white center that contrasts nicely with the wide blue-green border.

Guacamole - Medium-large 28" wide x 22” tall. Shiny round leaves w/ gold center & wide green edge, rapid grower, sun tolerant

Olive Bailey Langdon - 48" – 58” wide and 28" – 30” tall. Forms a large mound of large corrugated round blue/green leaves with gold and cream margin. White flowers.

Paul's Glory - Medium 40" wide x 25" tall. Chartreuse heart shaped leaves changing to bright gold to white with narrow irregular blue green margins.

Whirlwind - Medium 34” wide x 16” tall. Upright pointed leaves are twisted and folded, creamy yellow to white centers w/ very dark green margins, very heavy substance, pest resistant margins, deep veins and wavy edges, a vigorous grower tolerates morning sun.

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.


Sorry, we are no longer accepting orders for the 2022 Tree Sale.
Thank you for your support. Please check back mid-January for the 2023 sale!
Check our facebook page for remaining inventory to be sold at the Overstock Sale
Friday, April 15, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday April 16, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Native Wildflowers, Grasses, & Woodland Plants Sale is in Progress Now!
Please Order by June 6, 2022 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 June 16 from 3:30 – 6:30pm.


Monroe Conservation District
1137 South Telegraph Road, Monroe, MI 48161
734-265-9311     Catherine.Acerboni@mi.nacdnet.net
www.monroecd.org