Hostas in Florida
These plants have never turned out good for me but my local nursery people said these hostas are for Florida. Oh, notice the white flower? I hope I will be able to post 3 beautiful hosta plants in a few months.
I posted my Florida Hostas today. Two have flowers. Of course they aren't as big as hostas grown north of here but I I'm really happy with them. This is for you @Douglas Hunt
Oh @Douglas Hunt I've been asked what that plant next to the Hosta on the right is and I don't know. Can you tell me what it is?
@Sherrie S I've been growing Hostas in No Fl for at least 15 years. I have Sum and Substance which has been divided at least 3 times and is again close to 4' across. I have had great success with some and just so so with others. They want shade but not tree shade. They don't want to compete for their water. I plant my on the north side of my house as foundation plants. I've not done well with blue hostas down here if that helps anyone.
@Sandy Pudoff I found your post most interesting. I was glad I found one Hosta that survives in Florida. How long did it take your Hosta to become so large.
@Sherrie S @ I'm a regular chip head! Here's your photos, sorry I have long lost the correct first name for these guys. I'm happy if I know there family name! I'm a gardener not a bookkeeper. All these hostas are at least 3 years old, I wasn't here this spring and worked on my front yard last spring. That's about as specific as I can get, sorry. I didn't photo any of the thriving divisions of the Sum and Substance, just duplicative and I feel like I'm hogging the whole page. Happy Gardening!
This is about 3' across what I bought as Sum and Substance.
This is the 3rd year for this WalMart impulse buy.
@Douglas Hunt Those plants have been here for years. They die back in winter & come back prettier than ever. I do know they like shade and bugs don't bother them
@Sandy Pudoff do any of your hostas get flowers? I like the Walmart plant the best. I'm also looking at sum & substance. Thank you for your post.
I live in Ohio and all of my hostas have blue flowers. Is there any specific reason to let them bloom? I think they make the hosta look kind of leggy, so I cut them off at the bottom of the stem. Should I let them grow or is it ok to cut them back?
@Sandy Pudoff I am just learning about these plants and I only have three little ones. I watch them because I won't repeat a mistake. Seems I'm winning this time with my little ones. I'm going to check out a few of your suggestions & thank you.
I am located in west central Florida (south of Ocala but north of Tampa) and have about 46+ different varieties. Including Liberty, Orange marmalade, Sparkler, June, Paul's glory, Victory, Stain glass, Cathedral window, On stage, Hollywood lights, Dancing queen, Guardian angle, Spring morning, Devils advocate, Heat wave, Seducer, Blue Ivory, and many more. Going on year 3 for me (coming back every year lager and larger). I have lost about 3-4 this year to the huge bug's (grasshoppers) so don't give up hope if you live in Florida (we had a very mild winter this year. And they still came back better then last year)