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A Timetable for Hosta Care

Please let me know in what zone the originator of this timetable was...
And what is Osmocote.
Thank you,
Rejean D. Millette
I copied the seasonal titles below to make my explanation as clear a possible. If you look inside the parentheses you will see the stage of growth of the hosta. This makes this information universally applicable to hostas in almost any zone where hosta can be grown. It also covers cultivar variation. If you are in a zone other than zone 7(I know you are) ignore the dates and go by what is in the parentheses. Bob Solberg lives in zone 7.
Osmocote is a time release fertilizer and is one of many. Nutricote is another that many prefer.
Winter (period of dormancy): December- January- February.
Spring(Foliage emergence begins): March- April-early May.
Late Spring (Period of rapid foliage and root growth): mid May-early June
Summer (Period of bloom, seed set and heat dormancy): June-July-early August
Late Summer ( Growth of buds for next year): Late August-early September
Fall (Final seed set and dormancy begins): September-October-November
I hope this helps,
Dan Nelson


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