I hope you have good luck with them. From my measurements, I found it grows about 1/2 inch a day. You can find my blog at, For all the wonderful things that hosta offers, it does have downsides that limit its use. I did not take photos on days 3–5 because of bad weather. Shay Marie from Southern California on May 09, 2013: I'd never heard of Hostas until two days ago. After 28 to 30 days, it had pretty much reached full growth. If you want to plant two blue hostas close to each other, select one that has large leaves and one that has small leaves. At day 35, the leaves were 14 inches long (I'm sure some were longer), and the hosta spanned 2 feet wide. After it blooms, the leaves will begin to turn yellow and die. Liked. In these zones, the hosta growing season ends when temperatures dip below 50 F. (10 C.) at night. I at the moment don't have a hosta plant. Be forewarned, I'm not a professional photographer (not even a good one)! The video below shows how to plant a hosta in a container. The video below shows what I would have liked to have done: a time lapse view from small sprouts to large leaves. I started measuring on day 7, and the hosta was growing at a rate of approximately 1/2 inch per day. This particular one is located in Concord, Virginia, and it grows rather large. Question: My hostas are not coming up yet. In my garden designs, I use primarily North American native species, but I still find myself turning to hostas to fill some roles. The plain species H. plantaginea is what I love. Very enjoyable. Keep reading to find out how big it grew! Generally, hostas prefer to be planted out of direct sunlight. The others are growing normally. I love the beautiful bell blooms, waving in the breeze. On day 2, the sprouts were growing taller. If they don't go into dormancy they will not be able to regenerate. Carolan Ross from St. Louis, MO on April 08, 2010: Lovely! And agree the other plants all look like Hostas. Has anyone cut their hostas to the ground? The short of it is, they have dried out and did not bloom this year once planted. This article includes the daily documentation of the growth of my hosta plant, with photos and other observations, from when it started sprouting in the spring until its full growth, a little over a month later. On day 25, I took a measurement, and it was at 10.5 inches. Ruth Coffee from Zionsville, Indiana on June 07, 2011: I love hosta! Nice work, 5*****. You know it's really spring when the come up. On day 1, the hosta sprouts were just coming through the soil. thank you. Moe Wood from Eastern Ontario on April 09, 2010: Cool. We recently moved and this will be the first year we do not have any. Most are just about an inch high. The scent of the blooms is as good as Jasmine or Gardenia, to my nose. What a great idea for a lens. The plant is hardy in zones 5-8 and has a spread of 48 to 72 inches in the right conditions. Isn't there a song or something that has a line, "How does my garden grow?" Ferns are ideal companion plants to Hosta as their cultural requirements are very similar and the fine fern foliage and large smooth Hosta leaves contrast well. Can You See Them Getting Taller Each Day? I hope you've enjoyed your visit and have learned something, too. Faye Rutledge (author) from Concord VA on May 13, 2010: @HorseAndPony LM: Oh, thanks so much for the visit and blessing! It will be done for the year, but the following spring you will find those little sprouts, and you can watch it grow all over again. Keep Your Cool in the Garden — Here’s What to Do in August, How to Start a Cut Flower Garden for Beautiful Bouquets All Year, Last-Minute Ideas for Attractive Winter Container Designs, Top Cold-Hardy Evergreens for Container Gardens, Key Pruning Terms to Help You Shape Up Your Garden, 8 Deer-Resistant Elegant Evergreen Shrubs to Plant This Fall, Houzz Contributor. What plants look best with hostas? They can damage the plant so severely that the hosta may die. I loved watching your hosta grow. I have never actually seen a hosta seedling, but this does look like a baby hosta (I think). This was a great post! If for any reason you are unsatisfied with a product's performance within the first growing season, we encourage the customer to contact our Customer Service Department. ‘Little Heath’), which features pink spring growth. Cool idea for a lens. If it's in a more shady area, it might take longer to sprout. Although most hostas are planted directly in the ground, you can pot them. On the 7th day, I started to measure a sprout each day. I have several hostas in the front of the house. I love hostas. First Frost Plantain Lily. We'd love to see you order from us, www.nhhostas.com or visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Hampshire-Hosta... Having a Hosta plant put in today by landscapers alongside my driveway. Most hostas are planted directly in the ground, but you can also pot them. Your hosta is really looking beautiful now! Will the hosta sprouts come back? Their large leaves are subject to sunburn if not kept moist, and they can be damaged in a hailstorm. I felt like I was there with you. However, sometimes I was defeated. reliably chilly enough to trigger this dormant period. She enjoys watching her hosta and other flowers growing each spring. Ignoring slug issues. Faye Rutledge (author) from Concord VA on April 08, 2009: [in reply to Ramkitten] Thanks for your kind remarks! We have a hosta with sort of marbled leaves--so pretty. I think this is a place for special people. I've never seen them do that before! Ignoring Slug Issues. The longest leaves measured 12 inches. Slugs and snails view hostas as an invitation to the buffet table. With a foliage mound that grows up to 18 inches high and scapes up to 28 inches … What can I do to prevent that from happening? There are several ways to prevent them, including sprinkling the ground around your hosta with coffee grounds or Epsom salt.
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