Shade Loving Hosta Mix
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Hosta. Hostas are amazingly versatile and can transform large, shady areas with very little maintenance. Here, we offer a mix of some of our favourite Hosta varieties at a great price so you can naturalize large areas with lush foliage in all shades of green. Height 24-30". No. 1 root.
Sold as: Pkg of 8
Planting Perennial Roots:
We usually ship perennials to you in their dormant state, that is: bare roots, usually without leaves, in bags of loose peat moss. They may have some shoots beginning to grow. It is very important to plant these dormant perennials as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is absolutely necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the cartons and any plastic that is around the roots. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Thereafter store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any packaged, peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Grow in well-drained, moist soil, in light to full shade. Plant with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Space 2-3 ft. apart and covering roots to a depth where growing tips are at soil surface and surrounding the crown. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself.
Hostas like plenty of moisture and need extra water during hot, dry spells. A 2" layer of mulch (compost or shredded bark) is beneficial taking care not to apply to close to the base of the plant but surrounding the foliage as it matures. Hosta take 2-4 years to become established and reach their full size after planting. Can be divided in spring or fall and will greatly benefit from being divided every 3-4 years.