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Re: Unregistered Hostas

It's nothing to worry about. Just stick with this list and you will be able
to find all of the hostas you ever wanted. There will be no net change in
the hosta supply. The American Hosta Society is in the process of
implementing some new rules concerning hosta registration and it has caused
some debate on their listserve. It's almost as much fun as actually growing

Only certain nurseries may carry unregistered hostas after 2001. They will
be easy to find.

Dan Nelson
Bridgeville DE
zone 7
-----Original Message-----
From: Deborah Shanahan <debbys@dreamscape.com>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Tuesday, December 08, 1998 10:34 PM
Subject: Re: Unregistered Hostas

>I don't understand the following post. What are the "greats" that aren't
>registered, and how can nurseries be prevented from selling them. There is
>an implication that some good hostas will no longer be available, except
>from Chick and Gary, whoever they are. This is too much insider information
>for me to comprehend, except that I should be alert for some kind of
>change. Somebody, please explain.
>In response to:
>>Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 01:20:56 EST
>>From: CCREDUX@aol.com
>>Subject: Unregistered Hostas
>>Apparently, the American Hosta Society has adopted a policy to prevent
>>and nursery people from selling unregistered hostas. See pages 99-100 of
>>I have no comment on the whys or wisdom of the policy. I merely write to
>>suggest that you should be aware that there are some growers who will
>>sell such---which, by the way, comprise some of the greats.
>>Get 'em while they're hot!
>>Checkout chick@bridgewoodgardens.com
>>He will continue selling NR hostas. There may be others.I am sending all
of my
>>NR's to Chick and Gary.
>>Happy Holiday Season to All,
>>Clyde Crockett
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