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Hosta Question

I already grow Sum & Substance in the border , any other large leaf varriety they can take full sun from 1.00pm till sunset, I want to grow in a half barrel by the front door as I have a hanging basket above for summer colour or do you think Sum & Substance is the ideal candidate , barrel will be filled with a mixture of John Innes no 3 multi purpose and a good 4 inches of horse manure at the bottom of the half barrel largest size you can get so has the room to grow plus under the hanging basket will be watered and fed at the same time.

Gnarly g




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I suspect it will be ok but that is one heck of a layer of manure :o)

are you also asking for other hosta suggstions?
if yes then I dont know of many that will take full sun.

5 Dec, 2011

 

Hi
yes other suggestions please

I get the manure for free , cheeper than compost !!

Gg

5 Dec, 2011

 

I keep my Hostas in shade, so can't say if any of the varities I have like afternoon sun, but I am interested in what you do to stop slugs? I have put all of mine in zinc troughs, only had 2 slug attacks since, mainly after heavy rain but want to make them slug free if possible.

5 Dec, 2011

 

All the advice on Hostas that will take some sun suggest the other way round - shade in the afternoon after sun during the morning.

I do know that yellow, gold or white leaved Hostas will tolerate more sun, though, and on research, I found the following named varieties that might be OK - including the one you already have. :-)

"Hosta plantaginea, 'August Moon', 'Fragrant Bouquet', 'Guacamole', 'Fried Green Tomatoes', and 'Sum and Substance'."

I hope that helps.

5 Dec, 2011

 

Found this link G G,

http://erthturf.com/AllAboutShadeGardening.html

http://www.hostasdirect.com/hosta-info/hostas-in-containers.

Royal Standard can tolerate full sun to quote RHS Gardeners encyclopedia.
Hope this helps

5 Dec, 2011

 

I have a Hosta that has lived in a pot in my North facing front garden for years. Once I inadvertently put it under the run-off gutter of my front porch and it spent the entire winter virtually waterlogged and it came back up in the spring... No problem. Every year I just divide it into quarters with a flat spade, keep one of the quarters in the original pot and plant the others somewhere else or just give them away.

I don't think that Hostas need to be fed with manure like you're doing. I know you get it free, but if you got biscuits free yould you feed them to your children everyday?... Just an analogy.

Better to save the manure for your plants that will benefit more from it. Unless you have a really large Hosta, just feed it with a liquid feed now and then, if you forget to feed it it's not such a problem, they are forgiving and they will survive.

I think that planting it under your hanging basket would be a good idea. I often place a plant under my hanging baskets when I water them so that the fertiliser runs into the pots underneath instead of it being wasted. Two plants fed at the same time, saves fertiliser and time too.

5 Dec, 2011

 

You could also contact u.dunnett@hotmail.co.uk - she is a recommended rhs hosta grower, and has been featured on tv for her varieties and knowledge.

6 Dec, 2011

 

thinking about it i have August moon in a pot that gets full sun fro about 1-5p during the sumer. again dont feed very often if at all, I often forget to do it. tut tut.

6 Dec, 2011

 

Paul's Glory is a lovely Hosta who will tolerate sun and still look great. The thing to really watch out for is the ones with alot of white. The more white, the more easily they scorch.

6 Dec, 2011

 

Hi all

Thanks for your replies I will follow up the leads

Gg

7 Dec, 2011

 

Hosta la vista Gnarly ;o)

7 Dec, 2011

 

Myron
I now realise that was a joke ......

After looking , and if their is I coudnt find it but a good name

Gg

7 Dec, 2011

 

Oh dear, what are you like? Haha. I suppose you could call your Hosta that though as it's probably the first thing you see when you come out of your door. Translated as.... Hosta lovely view or beautiful view of Hosta, etc. I like that, a bit of a play on words :o)

7 Dec, 2011

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