Rainbow's End growth rate & mail order?

paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)June 22, 2012

Hi,

I am having trouble finding this hosta. There is one place that has a small 4" one (so she said over the phone) and I would like to know how quickly it will grow. The info sites say 'medium' but any comments?

Also, I am in Canada, what would be a good mail order company? I haven't done mail order before.

Thanks for any tips!

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thisismelissa(z4a-S Twin Cities MN)

I bought a very small (think first year TC) Rainbow's End in 2007. It wasn't until 2011 before it became something to actually look at.

It wasn't a super fast grower for me.

Now, in its 6th year, it might be 20" across.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 12:50PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i dont think most of the US growers will bother with mailing to canada ...

and for one plant.. the phyto costs would be thru the roof ..

try the place at the link

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 12:52PM
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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

As far as I understand the US won't send to Canada to private addresses. Agricultural rules I suppose, but I am not 100% certain.
Thanks for this link, I will check it out.

Melissa, I am surprised it took this long considering it is only supposed to be 11" tall. Perhaps I should keep looking and try to find a larger one.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 1:01PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Have you tried Goldenbrook. They advertise on the Hosta Library opening page and have an extensive selection of Hosta.

Steve

Here is a link that might be useful: Goldenbrook Hostas

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 1:19PM
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hippieindenial

Paula,
Can you please email me through My Page?
I can give you a tip on where I saw some within the last couple of weeks at a great price in Bowmanville.
Also, have you tried Crooked Creek Garden Centre in Newtonville?
Vanessa

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 5:43PM
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frogged

Hi I see you are in ontario have you tried OHS they have under suppliers tab a number of different hosta sellers in Ontario http://www.ontariohostasociety.com. Just a thought

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 5:48PM
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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

I did try Goldenbrook and she said she has 2 left and has sold 38 this year! It is only about 4" tall though. She is holding it for me until Sunday.

I haven't heard of Crooked Creek Garden Centre, I will see if they have a website.

Thanks for the help everyone.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 10:06PM
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