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Re: Hosta in Florida

  • Subject: Re: Hosta in Florida
  • From: "Frances" Frances@taconic.net
  • Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 16:01:46 -0500

Thank you, George.  I am afraid that I am too far South then for hosta --
Fort Pierce.  I will bring a few and see how long they last.

They do have beautiful plants here, but I do not know anything about them.
Will have to learn.

Frances
----- Original Message -----
From: "W. George Schmid" <hostahill@Bellsouth.net>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 6:58 PM
Subject: Re: Hosta in Florida


> Hi Frances,
> Where in Florida are you moving? That state has zones from 8b to 10b and a
> bit of 11, all lousy to grow hostas in. There may be enough chilling in
very
> northern Florida and the pan handle to allow hosta cultivation and a few
> folks grow them there, but they are not successful plants further south.
> They don't get enough chilling to survive long periods. You can grow them,
> of course, for a short time (maybe 4-5 years) until they had enough, and
> then replace them. Try the species and varieties that grow in southern
Japan
> and China. H. plantaginea and hybrids and H. kikutii, George
>
> W. George Schmid
> Hosta Hill - Tucker Georgia USA
> Zone 7a - 1188 feet AMSL
> 84-12'-30" West_33-51' North
> Outgoing e-mail virus checked by NAV
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Frances" <Frances@taconic.net>
> To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 6:03 PM
> Subject: Hosta in Florida
>
>
> >     I am in the process of moving to Florida and have many questions
about
> > hosta here.  I have many in Zone 5 and would like to know if I can move
> some
> > of the special ones to Florida.
> >
> > I also have seeds which I would like to plant and am interested in
Clyde's
> > question about planting them outdoors in Florida.
> >
> > Thank you for any information you may provide.
> >
> > Frances
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <CCREDUX@aol.com>
> > To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 11:43 AM
> > Subject: Planting Hosta Seeds Outdoors
> >
> >
> > > Hi All,
> > > I harvested some seeds from some streaked hostas('William Lachman, et
> al.)
> > > and planned to plant them in the under lights mode indoors but I am
too
> > lazy and
> > > have tried doing that before with no luck;so, I'd like to plant these
in
> a
> > > bed where I grew Vegetables and cutting flowers this season.
> > > Anyone have any advice, such as depth, fertilising, mulching,
watering,
> > etc.
> > > ?
> > > Would very much appreciate any tips.
> > >
> > > Tak skal de har,
> > >
> > > Clyde C.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Kleid Krokodil
> > >
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