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Re: Treating shipped Hosta

  • Subject: Re: Treating shipped Hosta
  • From: halinar@open.org
  • Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 08:47:47 -0700 (PDT)

I have a really general question regards shipping hostas.  For some 
reason hosta people wait until the plants are in full leaf to ship 
them, and then send them with all the leaves attached.  Of course the 
leaves are likely to be wilted somewhat.  Why do hosta people way so 
long before shipping hostas?

Hostas are very durable plants and can take a lot of mishandling, and 
they can get quite dry.  The first question is why not ship hostas 
earlier in the season when they are still dormant - just put the roots 
and crowns in a plastic bag with some slightly moist peat moss or wood 
shaving?  The second question, if you do wait until the hostas are 
fully leafed out, why not just cut off the leaves.  I talked to one 
commerical wholesale nursery and they said they buy hostas in the 
middle of the summer from a particular person and he just cuts off all 
the leaves.  They pot them up and a few weeks later the new leaves are 
looking as nice as ever.

I am also convinced that many people who sell plants of all kinds do 
not know how to ship plants.  I've received daylily plants where the 
grower literally threw them into a box - what a mess.  To say the 
least I do not buy plants from that person any more.  

Joe Halinar

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