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Re: [hostapix] Re: Sun Tolerant

Hey Mary, I agree with you on this one!  It's 11:30 in the morning and it's 98
degrees on my deck.  I guess it depends on what you mean by tolerate.  Hostas
grow just fine here in full sun.  They just look like hell.

Half the folks on this forum have only seen full sun when they were on vacation.


LakesideRM@aol.com wrote:

> I would like to add to Gerry's comments by saying that in this part of TN
> none of the hostas that I have ever tried can grow in full sun.  Nigrescens
> does better than any other that I have tried.  So please if you publish your
> gathered selections state the area that you are discussing.  We have many new
> people that read a lot of this and then rush out to buy a certain plant
> thinking that they can grow it in full sun.  That very thing happened
> yesterday.  Someone had read the discussion and came to the garden asking for
> plants that would grow in the sun.  I just could not sell them plants that I
> knew would not do well so they went home disappointed.  Think how many others
> went to garden centers or other places to get plants without anyone to guide
> them.  I also heard a story yesterday when a young man told me that he had
> put some hostas in the sun last fall already they looked really brown and he
> would have to move them or felt sure they would die.
> When I first began to grow hostas I read books that suggested sun for up to
> 3/4 a day.  Even though an excessive amount of water helps, growing in full
> sun will not work here.
> Mary
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