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Re: Why Grow Other's Seeds? / Junk Hostas


There's your answer as far as I'm concerned. There are lots of hostas that are widely disliked because they are not suitable for certian conditions or areas, but I don't think there are all that many that nobody likes. And just because you don't like a hosta is no reason that I shouldn't be able to try it. Maybe you're just not very good at growing hostas. I didn't bother to try to figure out how many hostas are actually available through all of the catalogs out there, but I think the percentage of plants that are universally considered "bad hostas" is very small. And of those that are, by general consensus, not good plants, very few of us sell them.

Sandra Fain wrote:

I'll jump in here with my one cent.  I STILL believe that climate makes such
a difference. These all do very, very well here.  If you guys had not sold
Frances Williams, Patriot and Great Expectations, I would have lost a lot of
beauty in my garden.  I find the idea of not selling plants absurd.  This is
part of gardening; learning the good and the bad and culling and replacing.
I would not want someone dictating what I can buy or not buy. This is just
part of the whole educational process and joy of gardening, whether it is
hosta or daylillies or some other plant.  Sandra

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